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Kuini is a 37-year-old woman who has been with her partner for four years. They now have two children.

To earn a living, Kuini runs a canteen in her community. She has four years of experience with this business.

Kuini needs a loan to buy a chest freezer, a cooler, and plastic cups. She plans to save her profits for her children's education. Kuini has been a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since 2010.

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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
  • 35
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,794,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Kuini to buy a chest freezer, a cooler, and plastic cups.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2014
May 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015