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Janet P., 24, is married. She has many years of experience working in the Elei printing business. She sells Elei, Samoan screen-printed material, to the villagers and the public 5 days per week.

Janet is requesting her first loan, which she plans to use to purchase more carved designs, paint, and raw materials for printing Elei material. She expects her weekly profit to be 300 Tala (about 125 USD). SPBD loans are Janet’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
  • 95
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,694,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Janet purchase carved designs, paint, and raw materials for Elei material.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2008
Aug 5, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009