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Omeka is 58, married, and has more than ten years' experience in sewing. Her business caters to locals, mostly people from her village. Her business is successful because people believe that it is cheaper to buy tailored clothes than ready-made ones. Her experience has gained her many customers some of whom come from overseas to buy her tailored clothes and designs.

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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
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Omeka to purchase material and sewing tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2007
Mar 10, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 27, 2008