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Faatupu Pasi, 57, is married with 6 children. She has many years of experience in the shop business. She sells to the villagers 7 days per week. She has no previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 500 Tala (~208 USD). SPBD loans are Faatupu’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. She is a mother of six children running a small shop.

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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
  • 30
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,794,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Faatupu to restock her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 29, 2008
Jun 12, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009