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Aiga A. is one of most talented woman in weaving fans by using the Samoan tree called lau fala (pandana). She is from the village of Malie. She is forty years of age and has seven children. She loves weaving fans. She said "weaving fan is another good way to earn money," because many tourists that come to Samoa to explore the beauty of the island, they are interested in buying fans because of the hot weather. She has no doubt of running her business, she’s confident in doing everything. She earns more than sixty dollars a day from her selling samoan fans. She has a strong feeling that she will enlarge her business in the near future. She will use her loan to buy some more plants, in order for her to weave more fans, and also to buy paints to make the fans colorful and attractive. Her business is going pretty well each day and there are more customers coming to buy stuff from her. She sells her fans at the Flea market,village shops,and also in front of some of the shops at town. She is very delightful of the handicrafts business that she’s doing it at the moment, and it really helps her to satisfy family needs.

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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
  • 53
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,794,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Aiga to purchase weaving materials and equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 2, 2007
Mar 17, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 31, 2008