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Lise is a talented mother who decided to put her fishing skills to good use by starting a fishing business to cater to people from her village. She built a business with help from the South Pacific Business Development. However, Lise wants to expand and better develop her fishing tools to catch bigger fish and to go out for longer periods to fish. She has been in this line of business since she started with SPBD. A mother of four her business is the sole bread winner for her family as her husband is unemployed.

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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
  • 109
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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 $850 helped Lise fishing nets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2007
Mar 25, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 31, 2008