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Telesia P., 72, is married with 7 children. She has many years of experience in selling pigs. She sells to the public and villagers 5 days per week. She has 4 previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 380 Tala (~158 USD).

SPBD loans are Telesia’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with traditional banks. Telesia will also use the loan money for home improvement. She would like to buy cement, timber and iron for the roof. She has children who are working and living overseas and they help her out with family needs.

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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
  • 38
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,764,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Telesia to buy tools and equipment for repairing the fence for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 10, 2008
Jul 30, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009