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Fofoga is a 43-year-old married woman with two children. She makes and sells taro chips in her community to earn a living. She has three years of experience with this business. Fofoga needs a loan to buy her new chip maker, ingredients, etc. She plans to use her profits to improve her business and support her family.

Fofoga 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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 4
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,976,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Fofoga to buy cooking oil, taro, a cooking pot, new chip maker, and salts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2012
Jan 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014