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Meanana S., 18, is married with no children. She has many years of experience in the shop business. She sells to the general public and villages 3 days per week. She has 1 previous loan with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 300 Tala (~125 USD). SPBD loans are Meanana’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. All will be used for the business needs. Her husband does all the farming.

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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
  • 32
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,766,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Meanana purchase taro tubers, weed killer, pesticides, and shovel.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2008
Aug 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009