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Maria, a 33-year-old married mother of three, wants to start a small business making and selling ice cakes in her community. She joined SPBD to gain access to financial services, and is requesting a start-up loan to buy foam cups, sugar, a cooler, etc. In the future, Maria hopes to extend 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
  • 12
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Maria to sugar, foam cups, and a cooler.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2013
Feb 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014