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Sesilia is a 40-year-old woman who is married with six children. She runs a business selling goods in her community. She has many years of experience with this business.

Sesilia has requested a loan to purchase more goods to expand her business. She plans to use her profits to save in her account for her kids' education. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009.

Additional Information

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 $875 helped Sesilia to buy a sack of sugar, rice flour, snacks, soft drinks and clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014