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Sauimalae is 25 years old and single with one child. She makes and sells elei printed material to earn a living and has been doing this for three years.

Sauimalae has requested a loan to buy fabric paint, stencils, material, thread, and brushes. She plans to use her profits to pay for her family's weekly expenses. She 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 Samoa

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 32
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,766,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Sauimalae to buy fabric paint, stencils, material, thread, and brushes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014