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Sweet is 21 years old and is single, with no children. She owns and operates a sewing business venture, sewing and selling to the public to earn a living. She has two and a half years of experience in this line of business.

Sweet needs a loan to buy a new sewing machine, needle packets, thread, cloth materials, and oil for her machine. She hopes to use her profits to improve her family's assets. She joined South Pacific Business Development (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 Sweet to buy a sewing machine and supplies for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2012
Jan 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014