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Tuipulotu
Tuipulotu T., 19, is single with no children. She has many years of experience in the Elei (traditional fabric printing) business. She sells to the general public 6 days per week. She has 2 previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 600 Tala (~250 USD). SPBD loans are Tuipulotu’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks.

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
  • 17
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,863,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Tuipulotu purchase fabric, printing board, and paints.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 11, 2008
Listed
Jan 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jan 15, 2010