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Aukusitina is 21 years old and single with no children. For the past two years she has run a small business selling fast food she makes herself in her community.

Aukusitina joined SPBD this year. She is applying for a 1,000 WST loan to buy flour, chicken, curry, potatoes, sugar, ice bell cordial, oil, onion and carrots. She plans to use her profits to further build her business.

Additional Information

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
  • 11
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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 $425 helped Aukusitina to buy ingredients for the food she makes and sells.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 25, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014