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Fia
Fia is 60 years old and married with four children. She wants to start a small business preparing and selling raw fish in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy equipment such as fishing rods, nets, a canoe, etc. In the future, Fia hopes to save for her children's education and for her business. 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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 142
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,153,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Fia to buy fishing rods, fishing net, a canoe, and other fishing gear.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 8, 2013
Listed
Feb 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 19, 2014