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Uputo is a 42 year old married woman with 3 children. She makes and sells ice cream in her community to earn a living. She has many years of experience in this business. Uputo needs a loan to buy foam cups, a tank, ice, a sack of sugar and a freezer. She plans to use her profits to support her family and improve her business. Uputo has been a member of SPBD since 2013.

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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
  • 38
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,764,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Uputo to buy foam cups, a sack of sugar, ice, a tank and a freezer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014