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Selafina is 26 years old and married with 3 children. She runs a small business in her community and has been doing this for 2 years. Selafina has requested a loan to buy flour, sugar, onions, soy sauce, coconuts, and a stove. She joined SPBD this year to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Selafina will help out with her family's weekly financial needs.

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About SPBD

South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.

About Samoa

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 13
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Selafina to buy flour, sugar, onions, and soy sauce.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
37 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015