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Katelinapoa is a 48-year-old married woman who has 7 children. She makes and sells ice cakes (flavoured ice) in her community to earn a living. She has 2 years of experience with this business. Katelinapoa needs a loan to buy ice cake ingredients. She plans to use her profits to provide financial support for her family. Katelinapoa has been a member of SPBD since 2011.

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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
  • 7
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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 $675 helped Katelinapoa to buy flavour mixture, sugar, and foam cups to make ice cakes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2012
Jan 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014