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Utalua is a 54-year-old married woman with 5 children. She makes and sells a variety of food in her community to earn a living. She has 5 years of experience with this business. Utalua needs a loan to improve her business. She plans to use her profits to support her family financially. Utalua has been a member of SPBD since 2011.

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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
  • 9
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,970,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Utalua to buy flour, cooking oil, salt, sugar, snacks, lollies, and ice-cakes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013