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Mataomanu
Mataomanu is a married mother of six children. While her husband has a steady job, Mataomanu feels strongly about being financially independent and does not want to rely on her husband for money.

She says she only asks her husband for money if she needs it to finance her business.

Mataomanu is passionate about keeping her business strong. With her flea market stall, she can bring in revenue up to ST 250 (about USD 100) on a good day.

With this income stream, she is able to provide for most of the household needs and still work on growing her savings account balance. A loan to Mataomanu would help her finance new inventory to sell at her flea market stall.

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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

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 32
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,887,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Mataomanu buy merchandise and handicrafts to resell at flea market stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
May 30, 2007
Listed
May 6, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 16, 2008