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Sara
Sara L., 27, is married with 5 children and lives at Seesee on Upolu Island, Samoa. She has been making the traditional printed fabric called "elei" for a year. She sells to the public and villagers 3 days per week.

Sara is asking for her first loan with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 350 Tala (US$145). SPBD loans are Sara’s only access to capital because she has not been able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. She will use this loan to buy equipment (paint, material, brushes, etc) for the production of elei material.

Additional Information

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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 124
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,121,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Sara purchase Use for buying paintings, materials, brushes and elei woods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Sep 7, 2008
Listed
Aug 24, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Oct 15, 2009