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Daisy P. is 57 years old and married with six children. She has many years of experience in the grocery business. She sells her groceries in her village and to the public six days a week. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 600 Tala (~$250 USD).

Daisy has benefited from five previous successful SPBD (South Pacific Business Development) loans. SPBD loans are Daisy’s only access to capital, because she is not able to qualify for a traditional bank loan. She will use her loan to improve her business and to help financially support her family. Her husband also helps out with her grocery sales.

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

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 11
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,962,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Daisy to purchase items to improve her grocery sales and business status, and to help financially support her family.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2008
Oct 8, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009