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Sami is a 29-year-old partnered woman with four children. She makes and sells elei lavalava (block printed clothing) to earn a living and has been doing this for many years. Sami has requested a loan to buy designs, stencils, fabric color paint, brushes, a roller and cloth. She plans to use her profits to help with her family's daily needs. 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
  • 124
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,557,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Sami to buy designs, stencils, fabric color paints, brushes, a roller and cloth.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2013
Dec 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014