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Lupe
Lupe is a 45-year-old woman who is married with six children. She runs a business sewing puletasi and lavalava in her community. She has many years of experience with this business. Lupe has requested a loan to buy a new sewing machine. She plans to use her profits to help her children's education. She joined SPBD in 2012 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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 10
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,111,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Lupe to buy a new sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 28, 2013
Listed
Apr 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 19, 2014