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Christine is 18 years old and single with no children. She wants to start a small business making and selling curry and rice in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy cartons of chicken, bags of rice, onions, flour, a gas oven, curry powder, paper plates, and foam cups. In the future, Christine hopes to earn more profit to improve her business and help with her family matters. She joined SPBD in 2012 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
  • 13
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Christine to buy chicken, rice, flour, and curry powder for cooking.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2012
Jan 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014