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Alaine is 25 years old and single, without children. She makes and sells elei fabric prints to earn a living, as she has been doing for two years. Alaine has applied for a loan to buy tools and other resources to make her work a lot easier. She plans to use her profits to keep improving her business and also improve her family’s standard of living. She joined SPBD in 2013 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
  • 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 $450 helped Alaine to buy materials, a design board, and a paint brush for her elei fabric printing business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014