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Lina is a 42-year-old married woman with seven children. She operates a small shop in her community. She has five years of experience with this business.

Lina has requested a loan to restock her shop. She wants to purchase accessories like sacks of sugar, flour, snacks, boxes of cigarettes, ice blocks, soft drinks, boxes of canned food. She plans to use her profits to support her family financially. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009.

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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
  • 38
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,764,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Lina to purchase sacks of sugar, flour, snacks, boxes of cigarettes, soft drinks, chicken leg quarters and sausages to restock her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2013
Jun 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014