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Eseta has been running her restaurant for the past five years catering to Yazaki Eds Samoa employees. The restaurant caters snacks, Chinese cakes, and other affordable snacks which are all produced and cooked by Eseta. Eseta’s restaurant is likely to succeed because she is catering to one of the biggest companies with the highest number of employees. She also knows what her customers want and can afford which is one of the reasons why it is expanding. Eseta also caters to local schools. It is her enthusiasm, hard work, and dedication into reaching her dream that has taken her this far to five years in the restaurant business.

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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
  • 94
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,694,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paid Back
A loan of $1,000 helped Eseta finance equipment to further expand the Food Stall.
108% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2007
Mar 22, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 31, 2008