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Peka is a 32-year-old married woman with six children. She makes and sells ice cake, and grows vegetables in a vegetable garden and sells her vegetables in her community to earn a living. She has three years of experience with this business.

Peka needs a loan to purchase timber, sacks of cement mix, nails to renovate her house, school uniforms for her kids, and more cordial or icebel mix, sugar, plastic cups and etc for her ice cake business. She plans to use her profits to support her family. Peka has been a member of SPBD since 2010.

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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
  • 93
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,694,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Peka to purchase iron roofing, sacks of cement mixture, timber, nails, school uniform, plastic cups, icebel mix, sacks of sugar and large plastic jugs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2013
Jun 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014