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Mile is a 51-year-old businessperson who specializes in making German buns. The buns are a delicacy with students and grown-ups alike, and she delivers her pastries to local schools to earn a living. Mile works five days a week during the school days. She plans to use the loan to buy bags of flour and coconuts.

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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
  • 37
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,794,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Mile to buy bags of flour and coconuts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2007
May 8, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 7, 2008