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Logitu is one of the veteran members in the program. She started with a pancake business, but now has a general store at the front of her house. The shop was financed and planned when she started in the SPBD program. The idea came from her eldest son: He knows that she is not suited for doing any home duties such as grass weeding, so he decided to run a shop, and Logitu is responsible for looking after it.

The shop is open seven days a week, from six o'clock in the morning to ten at night. The maximum profit that she can earn a week is between 500 and 1000 ST (USD180-360). This money is then used to buy goods for the shop, and what is left goes for her savings and the loan payment.

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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
  • 32
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,766,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Logitu to purchase more goods to stock the shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2007
May 6, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 6, 2008