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Maselina is 47 years old, married, and has 7 children. She runs a small business selling fish in her community, and has been doing this for three years.

Maselina has requested a loan to buy spears and other tools for her business. She joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Maselina will save more money for her children's education.

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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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,970,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Maselina purchase fishing gear, fishing nets, and spears.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014