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Sinaluapepa is a 22-year-old, married woman, who has three children. She makes and sells ice cakes in her community, to earn a living. She has two years of experience with this business. Sinaluapepa needs a loan to develop her business. She plans to use her profits to help her small family with financial issues. Sinaluapepa joined SPBD in 2012.

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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
  • 34
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,766,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Sinalaupepa to buy a larger quantity of foam cups, cordials, sugar, mixture, to use in making her ices to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013