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Salote is 18 years old and single with no children. She makes and sells elei printed material to earn a living and has been doing this for 2 years. Salote has requested a loan to buy material, paint, brushes, stencils, and designs. She plans to use her profits to pay for her family's weekly expenses. She joined SPBD 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
  • 13
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Salote to buy material, paint, brushes, stencils, and designs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2013
Dec 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014