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Ia I., 43, is married with four children. She has 5 years of experience in the bingo/taxi business. She conducts her bingo game 2 days per week, while her taxi works 7 days per week. She has 5 previous loans with SPBD. Ia expects her weekly net cash flow to be 500 Tala (~$208 USD). SPBD loans are Ia's only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. Her loan will be used to buy car parts to repair her taxi and also to purchase bingo materials.

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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
  • 21
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,856,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Ia ia would like to purchase bingo materials, taxi tyres and spare parts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2008
Nov 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009