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Rosita is 48 years old, married, and has 10 children. She would like to start a small business, selling elei lavalava (sarongs printed with traditional designs) in her community. In order to do this, Rosita needs a loan to buy stencils, fabric paints, brushes, carved wood designs and gloves. She hopes to use her profits to save for her family needs. She has been a member of SPBD since 2013.

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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
  • 65
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,805,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Rosita to buy stencils, fabric paints, brushes, a carved wooden design and gloves, to produce elei lavalava (sarongs printed with traditional designs).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 1, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014