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Taua is a 30-year-old woman who is married with one child. She runs a business of elei (traditional printed fabric) clothing in her community. She has two years of experience with this business.

Taua has requested a loan to buy fabric color paint, stencils, elei designs, a roller and materials. She plans to use her profits to expand her business. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to financial services.

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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
  • 94
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,694,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Taua to buy fabric color paint, stencils, elei (traditional printed fabric) designs, a roller and materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014