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Sootino F., 33, is single with no children. She has many years of experience in the grocery business. She sells to the village community district 6 days per week. She has had 3 previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be $187 USD. SPBD loans are Sootino’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. Part of the profits will be used to pay children's education fees. Sootino is a single woman but she contributes to the needs of all the children in her extended family .

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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
  • 6
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Sootino the loan will be used for purchasing sack s of flour, boxes of cooking oil,sacks of rice,sacks of baking powder,boxes of deodorant and canned fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2008
Jun 13, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009