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Faatamalii, 53, is a mother of six who runs a beach resort in Saleapaga. She earns 300-600 tala a week catering to tourists from Aggie Grey's and many others.
Faatamalii was unemployed until she joined the SPBDF program in 2003 and started her own business to support her family. She has had 4 previous loans, and now wishes to borrow an $1,000 to purchase two additional cabanas.
Faatamalii is one of the top business women in the SPBD program.

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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
  • 64
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,805,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Faatamalii to build two additional beach cottages (fale) to expand her resort business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2007
Mar 27, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 31, 2008