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Malaea is 46 years old and married with three children. She runs a small business selling barbeque in her community and has been doing this for three years. Malaea has requested a loan to buy a carton of chickens, mutton flaps, soya, onions, salt and gas ovens.

She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Malaea will hope to improve her business to help her family and support her kids education.

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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
  • 13
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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 $675 helped Malaea to buy soy sauce, chicken, sausages, onions and mutton flaps.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013