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Susana is a 25 year old single woman with no children. She makes and sells pancakes in her community to earn a living. She has 2 years of experience with this business. Susana needs a loan to buy pancake ingredients. She plans to use her profits to improve the financial situation of her family. Susana has been a member of SPBD since 2012.

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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
  • 6
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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 $450 helped Susana purchase flour, sugar, cooking oil, and baking powder.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013