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Fialupe
Fialupe is 28 years old and married with one child. She makes and sells elei lavalava (traditional cloth) to earn a living and has been doing this for two years.

Fialupe has requested a loan to buy an elei board, brushes etc. She plans to use her profits to expand her business. She joined SPBD in 2011 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
  • 112
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Fialupe to buy a new sewing machine, paint, a paint brush, paint board and fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 21, 2013
Listed
Mar 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 18, 2014