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Iuni is a 58-year-old married woman with seven children. She makes and sells barbecued food in her community to earn a living. She has three years of experience with this business. Iuni needs a loan to buy chicken, sausage, tomato sauce, soy sauce, and a new barbecue set. She plans to use her profits to support her family and her kids' education. Iuni has been a member of SPBD for three years.

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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
  • 13
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Iuni to buy goods and equipment for her barbecue business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 27, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015