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Faalo is 23 years old and married with two children. She runs a small business selling pancakes in her community and has been doing this for three years.

Faalo has requested a loan to buy baking powder, sugar, cooking oil, pots, a frying pan and plates. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Faalo hopes to secure a better future for her children.

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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
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Faalo to buy baking powder, sugar, cooking oil, pots, a frying pan, and plates.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2013
Nov 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014