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Temukisa is a 56-year-old woman who is married with four children. She has a small business, making and selling pancakes. Temukisa is asking for a loan to help her pay for her children's school fees. She will also use part of the loan to buy a sack of flour, sugar, baking powder and dripping oil. Temukisa joined SPBD in 2009 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
  • 7
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Temukisa to buy a sack of flour, sugar, baking powder, dripping oil and school fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2013
Jul 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014