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Tuamafa is a 23-year-old single lady with no child. She wants to start a small business making and selling pancakes in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy bags of sugar, flour, baking soda and a new frying pan. In the future, Tuamafa hopes to expand her business. She joined SPBD in 2013 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
  • 10
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,962,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Tuamafa to buy bags of flour, sugar, baking soda, pots, tongs, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014