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Evelina is 36 years old and married with 6 children. She owns and operates a business venture, sewing and selling clothes in her community. She has 4 years of experience in this line of business. Evelina needs a loan to buy a new sewing machine and materials. She hopes to use her profits to pay her children's school fees and to help her business in the future. She joined SPBD in2009.

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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
  • 29
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,794,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Evelina to buy a new sewing machine, fabric, new materials and needles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014