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Ele is a 25-year-old married woman with two children. She makes and sells pancakes, ice cakes, pani popo, and keke puaa in her community to earn a living. She has two years of experience in this business. Ele needs a loan to buy sacks of sugar, flour, yeast, frying pans, forks, etc. to expand her business. She plans to use her profits to support her family and save some money for her business. Ele has been a member of SPBD for one year.

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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
  • 13
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Ele to pay for sacks of sugar, flour, yeast, frying pans, forks, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 22, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014