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Seela
Seela is a 52-year-old woman who is married with nine children. She has a small business in her plantation and vegetable garden. She is requesting this loan to help her make improvements to her house, so her family can have better living conditions. Seela will use the loan to buy timber, iron roofing and nails. She will also use part of her loan to buy a backpack sprayer and chemicals. Seela joined SPBD in 2011 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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Samoa

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 95
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,153,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Seela to buy a backpack sprayer, chemicals, timber, iron roofing and nails.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 11, 2013
Listed
Jul 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 17, 2014