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Telematina is 38 years old and married with two children. She makes and sells weaving fans, 'kava' bowls, 'tapa' cloths, carvings, 'kava' cups, and 'elei' (block printing) materials to earn a living and has been doing this for two years. Telematina has requested a loan to buy wood for carvings, 'pandanus', paints, design boards, and carving tools. She plans to use her profits to improve her business and help her kids' education. She joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to financial services.

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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
  • 6
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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 $1,125 helped Telematina to buy wood for carving, as well as design boards, paints, and 'pandanus'.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014