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Maauga T., 34, is married with 3 children. She has many years of experience in the banana and taro business. She sells to the village people 3 days per week. She has 3 previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 400 Tala (~166 USD).

SPBD loans are Maauga's only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. The loan will be used to buy the equipment used in her business. Her husband and children help out.

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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
  • 6
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Maauga to assist her in buying materials and equipment used for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2008
Nov 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009