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Kilifi
Rasela is 53 years old, married, and has six children. She makes and sells kava bowls, table mats, Samoan fans, etc., which she has been doing for three years.

Rasela is requesting a loan from SPBD, which she will use to buy rolls of pandanus (a fiber made from screw-pine leaves), materials, kava bowls, earrings, and Samoan bangles. She plans to use her profits to improve her business. She joined SPBD in 2009 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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 147
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,268,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Kilifi to purchase rolls of pandanus, materials, kava bowls, earrings, and Samoan bangles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 19, 2013
Listed
Jan 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 20, 2015