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Diana is 43 years old, married, and has four children. She owns and operates a small store, selling a variety of items. She has been doing this for eight years. Diana needs a loan to buy a sack of onions, a bag of flour, sacks of rice, and soft drinks. She hopes to use her profits for the betterment of her children’s education. She became a member of SPBD to gain access to capital for her business.

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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
  • 134
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,570,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Diana to buy onions, sugar, salt, snacks and soft drinks to sell in her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2013
Feb 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014