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Selepa is 21 years old and married, with one child. She wants to start a small business growing and selling cabbages, tomatoes and beans in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy seeds, a wheelbarrow, rake, knives, gloves, etc. In the future, Selepa hopes to expand her business. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to financial services.

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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
  • 61
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,805,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Selepa to buy seeds, a wheelbarrow, rake, knives, gloves, etc., to start a farming business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013