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Lamepa is 40 years old and married with one child. She runs a small business selling chips in her community and has been doing this for 2 years.

Lamepa has requested a loan to buy taro, cooking oil, a deep pot, and a brand new oven. She joined SPBD this year to gain access to capital.

With her earnings, Lamepa hopes to buy some new furniture for her home.

Additional Information

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
  • 6
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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 Lamepa to buy taro, cooking oil, a deep pot, salt, and a new oven.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2012
Nov 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013