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Vainiua is 25 years old and married with two children. She runs a small business selling food in her community and has been doing this for two years.

Vainiua has requested a loan to buy snacks, soft drinks, ice-pops and pancakes to sell on her food stall. She joined SPBD this year to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Vainiua plans to expand her business to help her improve her house and to pay her children's school fees.

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
  • 12
    View loans »
    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 Vainiua to buy snacks, ice pops, soft drinks and flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013