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Susitina is a 40-year-old woman who is married with five children. She has a small bakery business. She has two years of experience with this business.

Susitina needs a loan to buy flour, baking soda, baking powder, yeast, oil, baking pans, a large cooking pot and steel racks. She will use her profits to improve her business and help her kids' educations. Susitina joined SPBD in 2010 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
  • 30
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,793,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Susitina to buy flour, cooking oil, baking soda, yeast, a cooking pot, etc., for her bakery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013