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Mativa
Mativa is a 24-year-old woman with no children. She would like to extend her small business, selling Lava-Lava (traditional Polynesian clothing) in her community. In order to do this, Mativa needs a loan to buy fabric, paints, brushes, milled fabrics, paint rollers, stencils, and an elei carving board. She hopes to use her profits to save for family needs. She became a member of SPBD in 2014.

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
  • 182
    View loans »
    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 $450 helped Mativa to buy fabric, paints, brushes, milled fabrics, paint rollers, stencils, and an elei carving board.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 28, 2014
Listed
Apr 21, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 20, 2014