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Vicky ia s 35-year-old woman with 2 children. She runs a small stall at the town flea market to sell to the public and tourists. This is the second year she has been with the SPBD program.

Her partner of 6 years, helps her with her business. She plans to use this money to purchase souvenir handicrafts, baskets, jewelry, traditional head dresses, grass skirts, table mats, and mats.

Vicky makes good profit from her business and hopes to continue to manage it well. She wants to help meet their family's weekly essential needs.

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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
  • 111
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $675 helped Vicky to purchase souvenir handicrafts, baskets, jewelry, traditional head dresses, grassskirts, table mats, and mats.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 4, 2014
Aug 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015