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Galuega, 32, is a married mother of two who started her Elei printing business in 2004 with the help of the SPBDF. She designs and prints Eleis and sells them through grocery stores in her district, earning 300-500 tala per week.

Galuega is the breadwinner of her extended family which also includes three brothers and two sisters.

She now wants to borrow an additional $875 to purchase additional materials for her printing business.

Additional Information

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
  • 88
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paid Back
A loan of $875 helped Galuega to purchase additional fabrics, paints, stencils and other materials for her elei printing business.
108% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2007
Mar 27, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 31, 2008