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Tuaoi is a 55-year-old woman who is married with three children. She has a small sewing business and has been doing this business for two years. Tuaoi needs a loan to buy a sewing machine, needles, threads, and material. She will use her profits to help pay for her children's education. Tuaoi joined SPBD this year 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
  • 65
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,794,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Tuaoi to buy a sewing machine, needles, threads, and materials for her tailoring business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013