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Malia
Malia is 76 years old and married with 10 children. She runs a small business selling cabbages and cucumbers in her community and has been doing this for many years. Malia has requested a loan to buy new tools for her business. She joined SPBD many years ago to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Malia will expand her business to provide her family's daily needs.

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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 134
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,121,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Malia to buy chemicals, vegetable seeds, a wheelbarrow and gloves.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 7, 2013
Listed
Mar 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 19, 2014