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Sasa is 23 years old and single, with no children. She wants to start a small business, making and selling ice cakes in her community.

To do this, she needs a loan to buy foam cups, sugar, and a cooler. In the future, Sasa hopes to save her profit to maintain her business and for the betterment of her family. She joined South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) to gain access to financial services.

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 $450 helped Sasa to buy foam cups, sugar, and a cooler for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014