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Luisa is 50 years old and married with 8 children. She wants to start a small business making and selling snacks in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy buns, cookies, hot dogs, coca cola, and bongo (Samoan chips).

Luisa joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to financial services.

In the future, Luisa hopes to use her profits to improve her business and for the betterment of her family.

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
  • 77
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,683,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Luisa to buy cookies, buns, hot dogs, coca cola, and bongo.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014