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Tiresa
Tiresa F., 62, is married with 8 children. She has many years of experience in the shop business. She sells to the general public and villagers 7 days per week. She has 2 previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 600 Tala (~250 USD).


SPBD loans are Tiresa’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. Tiresa is a strong active lady running a retail shop in her village. Her husband is helping her run the shop. All her children are married and are staying with them.

Additional Information

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
  • 21
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,856,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Tiresa restock her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jul 12, 2008
Listed
Jun 27, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Aug 15, 2009