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Oka is a 44-year-old married woman with 3 children. She runs a small business fishing and selling fish in her community. She has been doing this for 2 years.

Oka has requested a loan to buy fishing line, fish hooks, spears and goggles. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Oka will support her family and her children's education.

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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
  • 12
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Oka buy fishing line, fish hooks, spears and goggles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014