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Koreta P., 56, is married with five children. She has many years of experience in the groceries business. She sells to the village and general public 6 days per week. She has 3 previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 600 Tala (~$250 USD). SPBD loans are Koreta’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. Koreta's earnings will be used to improve her business and help out with family expenses.

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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
  • 87
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Koreta koreta would like to buy stocks for her grocery business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2008
Aug 16, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009