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Telesia is 47 years old and married with seven children. She owns and operates a business venture in taxi services. She has many years of experience in this line of business.

Telesia needs a loan to buy a taxi vehicle. She hopes to use her profits to increase the number of taxis in her business. She joined SPBD in 2005 to gain access to financial services.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of SPBD's new SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) loan program. The goal is to serve the "missing middle," a group of borrowers that requires loan amounts too large for typical microfinance, but is still seen as too risky by commercial institutions. In addition to credit, SPBD also provides in-depth training to help entrepreneurs successfully scale their businesses.

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
  • 37
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,794,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $4,300 helped Telesia to buy a taxi vehicle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2013
Sep 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014