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Malama is a 23-year-old divorced woman with two children. She makes and sells ice-cakes in her community to earn a living. She has one year of experience with this business. Malama needs a loan to buy bag of sugar, a plastic cup and some Chinese lollies (candy). She plans to use her profits to support her family. Malama became a member of SPBD in 2013.

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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
  • 111
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Malama to buy bags of sugar, plastic cups and chinese lollies (candy) for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014