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Veleala is 55 years old and married with four children. She owns and operates a business venture, sewing clothes and selling them in her community and to the public. She has three years of experience in this line of business. Veleala needs a loan to buy an electronic sewing machine, more needle packets, thread, more cloth material and so forth. She hopes to use her profits to extend her business and graduate her children from college. She 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
  • 29
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,794,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Veleala to buy cloth material, a sewing machine, needles, thread etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2012
Jan 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013