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Cathy
Cathy is a 23-year-old married woman with two children. She would like to start a small business, selling ie lavalava [a traditional type of clothing, worn as a skirt] in her community. In order to do this, Cathy needs a loan to buy a design board, paint brush, fabric material, needles, threads and a new sewing machine. She hopes to use her profits to save for family needs. She has been a member of SPBD since 2013.

Additional Information

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
  • 136
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,121,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Cathy to buy a design board, paint brush, fabric material, needles, threads and a new sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 12, 2013
Listed
Dec 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 22, 2014