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Malama is 43 years old and married with 3 children. She makes and sells elei (painted fabric) to earn a living and has been doing this for many years. Malama requested a loan to buy materials, paints, stencils, brushes, and elei design carved board. She plans to use her profits to expand her business. She joined SPBD in 2009 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
  • 138
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,557,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Malama to buy materials, paints ,stencils,brushes and elei design carved board.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2013
Nov 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 22, 2014