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Taofia
Taofia is 48 years old and married with six children. She wants to start a small business making and selling pancakes in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy oil, a large frying pan, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and a large cooking pot. In the future, Taofia hopes to improve her business to help her family and her kids' education. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to financial services.

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
  • 106
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Taofia to buy a large frying pan, oil, flour, sugar, baking soda, and a cooking pot.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 22, 2012
Listed
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 17, 2013