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Sifaga is a 56-year-old married woman with five children. She makes and sells ice cakes (frozen snacks) in her community to earn a living. She has two years of experience with this business. Sifaga needs a loan to buy a sack of sugar, foam cups, etc. She plans to use her profits to support her family. Sifaga has been a member of SPBD since 2012.

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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
  • 11
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,962,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Sifaga to buy sugar and foam cups to make frozen snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013