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Taua is 26 years old and married with three children. She wants to start a small business making and selling popcorn in her community.

To do this, she needs a loan to buy popcorn, oil, an oven, plastic bags, salt, and kerosene.

In the future,Taua hopes to earn more profit to improve her business, and to help her children's education.

She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to financial services.

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

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 11
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Taua to buy popcorn, oil, an oven, plastic bags, salt, and kerosene for her popcorn business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014