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Maria
Maria L., 73, is married with three children. She has two years of experience in the shop business. She sells to the villagers and the public seven days per week. She has had three previous loans with SPBD, Kiva's partner.


She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 360 Tala ($150). SPBD loans are Maria’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan from traditional banks. She has working kids who help out with the family needs and back up the business.

Additional Information

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
  • 137
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,557,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Maria restock the business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 5, 2009
Listed
Mar 6, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Mar 15, 2010