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"Soolefai is 29 years old and a single woman with 3 children. She runs a small business selling chicken curry, rice, etc. in her community and has been doing this for 2 years. Soolefai has requested a loan to buy a gas oven, potatoes, onions, flour, etc. She joined SPBD in 2014 to gain access to capital. She will use her earnings to save for her children's education and to support her family financially."

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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
  • 13
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Soolefai to buy a gas oven, potatoes, onions, flour, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015