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Elisapeta is 22 years old and married with five children. She wants to start a small business making and selling food in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy more supplies, such as chips, cookies, snacks, etc. In the future, Elisapeta hopes to save for her children's education and for the betterment of her family. She joined SPBD to gain access to financial services.

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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
  • 34
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,766,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Elisapeta to buy chips, cookies, snacks, and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2013
Feb 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014