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Palepa is a 70-year-old widow with eight children. She makes and sells food like donuts, pork buns, etc. in her community to earn a living. She has many years of experience with this business. Palepa needs a loan to purchase goods for her canteen. She plans to use her profits to help supplement her family income. Palepa has been a member of SPBD since 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
  • 31
    View loans »
    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 $450 helped Palepa to buy flour, salt, soya sauce, and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 7, 2012
Jan 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013