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Talaitaua is a 72-year-old married woman with five children.

She makes and sells pancakes in her community to earn a living. She has three years of experience with this business.

Talaitaua needs a loan to purchase a sack of sugar, flour, yeast, frying pans, forks, etc., to help her in operating her business.

She plans to use her profits to extend her business and to support her children's education. Talaitaua has been a member of SPBD since 2010.

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
  • 6
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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 Talaitaua to pay for a sack of sugar, flour, yeast, frying pans, forks, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2013
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014