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Donna is a 38-year-old woman who is married with five children. She has had a small business, a retail shop, for three years. Donna needs a loan to buy bags of sugar, rice, snacks, chicken legs, mutton flaps, herrings, salt, snacks and soft drinks. She will use her profits to improve her business and to help her family and pay for her kids' education. Donna joined SPBD in 2011 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
  • 13
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Donna to buy sugar, rice, snacks, chicken legs, salt, flour, cooking oil and soft drinks for her general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014