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For the past year Faleseesee, a 35-year-old married mother of two, has been running a small business selling ice cakes and pancakes in her community. Having joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital, she has requested a loan to buy flour, oil, gas ovens, cordials, flavors, sugar, and plastic bags. With her earnings, Faleseesee will expand her business to help improve her family's living conditions.

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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
  • 10
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,962,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Faleseesee to purchase flour, cooking oil, flavors, sugar, and cordials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013