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Now most people have no time to cook home made food and are up and about looking for fast food. There is no place further to look than Ausage’s stall in the marketplace where most of us go for an affordable meal. Her loan from SPBD helped in improving her business in terms of buying cooking utensils, supplying the ingredients for the different dishes like fresh fish, mutton flaps and other meat products. Ausage earns one hundred and fifty tala per day. She is assisted by her husband so there is no need to hire extra workers as they can manage on there own but they also manage money wisely in minimizing expenses.

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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
  • 107
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Ausage to purchase stove, pots, plates, mutton flaps, turkey tail, chicken, banana, soy sauce, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2007
Mar 25, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 31, 2008