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Faamuamua is a 22-year-old single woman with no children. She runs a small business selling noddles and snacks in her community and has been doing this for one year.

Faamuamua has requested a loan to buy sacks of flour, bags of rice, sugar, onions, soy sauce, boxes of chicken, a frying pan, dripping oil, foam plates, plastic bags, big cooking pots and salt. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Faamuamua will use her profit to improve her business.

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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
  • 106
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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 Faamuamua to buy ingredients and supplies for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 25, 2013
Aug 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014