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Faafofola is 36 years old, married, and has five children. She wants to start a small business, making and selling pancakes, in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy ingredients and utensils, like flour, sugar, oil, tongs and spoons. Faafofola hopes to extend her business in the future. She joined SPBD in 2012, 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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,856,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Faafofola to buy ingredients and utensils to use in starting up a business, making and selling pancakes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013