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Aukusitina P., 74, is married and has 10 children. For 3 years, she has been making and selling pancakes. She sells pancakes to the villagers 5 days per week. She is requesting a loan to purchase sacks of flour and sugar, vegetable oil, and a frying pan so she can continue making pancakes.

Aukusitina has had one previous loan from SPBD. She expects her weekly net profit to be 250 Tala (about 104 USD). SPBD loans are Aukusitina’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks.

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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
  • 64
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,805,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Aukusitina purchase sack of flour, vegetable oil, sack of sugar, frying pan to make pancakes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 27, 2008
Aug 5, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009