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Peresia M. is 18 years old and married. She has a pancake business and sells to people in the village five days a week. She is a new member of SPBD. Peresia expects a weekly net cash flow of 50 Tala (~$15USD). SPBD loans are Peresia’s only access to capital because she was unable to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. She will use the loan to establish her business.

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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
  • 7
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Peresia to establish her bakery business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 11, 2008
Jan 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010