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Faavava started her grocery store in her village at Mulifanua because she realised there was a big market but hardly any stores to cater for the needs of people in the area. She now cater for one of the most sparsely inhabited areas in the country.

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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
  • 114
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,709,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Faavava to buy sack of twisties and boxes of chicken and turkey tails.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 2, 2007
May 16, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 7, 2008