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Lesina
Lesina is 37 years old and single with 4 children. She has a flea market where she sells local handicrafts such as earrings, kava bowls, fine mats, and Samoan fans to local people and tourists. She has requested a loan to buy Samoan bags, kava bowls, pandanus leaves, earrings, paints, elei materials and tapa cloth. Lesina will use her profits to improve her flea market and help her family's needs. She has been a member of SPBD since 2007.

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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.

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About Samoa

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 185
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,268,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Lesina to buy Samoan bags, kava bowls, pandanus leaves, earrings, paints, elei materials and tapa cloth.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 3, 2013
Listed
Oct 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014