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Tautala N., age 41, is single. She she is new to the pig business. She sells to the people of her village and to the public three days per week. She is a new member of SPBD with only one previous SPBD loan. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 40 Tala.

SPBD loans are Tautala’s only access to capital, because she has never been able to qualify for a loan from traditional banks. Her family will help her to develop her piggery.

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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
  • 107
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Tautala she will use her first loan to start her piggery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2008
Feb 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010