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Marina is 32 years old and married. She has five children. She wants to start a small business in her community, making and selling German buns, twisties, soft drinks, and other items. To do this she needs a loan, which she will use to buy flour, soft drinks, twisties and sugar. In the future, Marina hopes to extend and improve her business. She joined SPBD to gain access to financial services.

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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
  • 13
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    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 Marina to buy flour, soft drinks, twisties and sugar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2013
Jun 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014