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Taumaia and her husband would not be able to cover the expenses of their large family of eight without the income Taumaia earns from running a local food stall in the Samoan village of Faleula. Taumaia’s cordial drinks and pork sandwiches are top sellers in the neighborhood. A loan will help Taumaia purchase additional food supplies (specifically purified water, cordials, pork buns) for her stall and increase the variety of choices and the food quality that she is able to offer her local customers. Taumaia is passionate about growing her business and using the income to make improvements to her family’s living quarters.

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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
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Taumaia buy food supplies for her food stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2007
Apr 10, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 8, 2008