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Vaise is 44 years old and married with eight children. She wants to start a small business making and selling buns in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy bags of flour, sugar, baking soda, pots, and tongs etc. for her business. In the future, Vaise hopes to extend her business. She joined SPBD in 2008 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
  • 84
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,832,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Vaise to buy bags of flour, sugar, baking soda, pots, and tongs, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014