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Even though Taufau's husband died, she never gave up and does her best to continue her business. She has four children; two are working while the other two are still in school. She works six days a week selling handicrafts such as titi fau (for hula dance), necklaces, lavalava printing, and samoan bags. She requests a loan to buy fabric paints so she can increase her stock and income.

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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
  • 13
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Taufau 1 dozen fabric paints.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 14, 2007
Mar 31, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 31, 2008