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Taupouga is a 60-year-old woman, who is unmarried and has five children. She runs a sewing business in her community. She has four years of experience with this business.

Taupouga has requested a loan to buy new a sewing machine, material, thread, needles, buttons, and a new pair of scissors. She plans to use her profits to pay for her family's weekly expenses. She joined SPBD in 2010, to gain access to financial services.

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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
  • 29
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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 $850 helped Taupouga to buy new a sewing machine, and other tools and supplies for sewing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2014
Jul 9, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2015