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Mesepi
Mesepi, age 32, runs a small business preparing and selling banana chips in her community to earn her living. She has been engaged in this business for three years.

She and her husband have five children.

Mesepi joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital. She has requested a loan to buy a fryer, a gas oven, vegetable oil, and baking powder.

With her increased earnings, Mesepi will expand her business.

Additional Information

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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 143
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,268,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $875 helped Mesepi to buy a fryer, a gas oven, vegetable oil, and baking powder.
88% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 13, 2014
Listed
Jul 11, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible