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Lauiula is a widow, 51 years old, and living with 8 children. She runs a small business, selling a variety of baked goodies in her community, and has been doing this for 3 years.

Lauiula has requested a loan to buy an oven, flour, sugar, cooking oil and yeast. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Lauiula will help pay for her family's weekly expenses.

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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
  • 6
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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 $675 helped Lauiula to buy an oven, flour, sugar, cooking oil and yeast.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2013
Oct 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014