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Vaelua
Vaelua is a 36-year-old woman with 4 children. She owns and operates a business, sewing and selling elei dresses, ielavalava (a traditional Polynesian cloth worn as a skirt by men and women) and t-shirts. She has 2 years of experience in this line of business. Vaelua needs a loan to buy an overlock sewing machine, materials, fabric, color paint, elei carved board, brushes and stencils. She hopes to use her profits to support her family. Vaelua joined SPBD in 2013.

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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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 36
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,875,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Vaelua to buy an overlock sewing machine, materials, fabric, color paint, elei carved board, brushes and stencils.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 29, 2013
Listed
Dec 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 20, 2014