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Mrs L. is married with 7 children. She’s a very talented lady in sewing and designing, but she preferred sewing as her business because she’s good at doing it and it is more profitable for her.

She joined the SPBD program to get a small loan to purchase a sewing machine. She still needs more help to build a special building for the business and buy more materials to sell to her clients, because she believes it’s more profitable for her.

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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
  • 104
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Luka to construct a extension to her house where she can put her sewing business, and purchase additional fabrics.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 19, 2007
Apr 4, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2008