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Lipine M. is a well-known businesswoman. She works hard in order to satisfy the needs of her family. She has nine children; five are married, and three are not married. Lipine comes from a family of six people. She is a hard-working person and strives to earn income one day at a time. She earns 150 tala (USD 50) a day for selling her products at the market, to small retailers, and at her residence.

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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
  • 87
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Lipine to purchase seeds, planting materials, fertilizers, and pesticides.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 29, 2007
Mar 13, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 29, 2008