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Sina is a 33-year-old married woman with three children. She has a small lawn mowing business to earn a living. She has four years of experience with this business. Sina needs a loan to buy a new lawn mower, some spark plugs, a new pair of overalls, gloves, glasses and earmuffs. She plans to use her profits to help with her family's weekly expenses. Sina has been a member of 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
  • 30
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,794,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Sina to buy a new lawn mower, spark plugs, overalls, gloves, glasses and earmuffs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2014
Jun 12, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015