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Vevesi is 21 years old and single with no children. She runs a small business selling fish, octopus and sea cucumbers in her community. She has been doing this for more than two years.

Vevesi has requested a loan to buy a fishing boat, spears and fishing net. She joined SPBD this year to gain access to capital.

Vevesi will use her earnings not only to improve her business but to also support her family.

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

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 77
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,683,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Vevesi to buy a fishing boat, spears and fishing net.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014