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Sesilia
Sesilia T., 49, is married with five children. She has two years of experience in the plantation business. She sells to the general public and villagers four days per week. She has had a previous loan with Kiva's partner SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 450 Tala (about $187).


SPBD loans are Sesilia’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. Her loan will be used to purchase farming equipment, sacks of fertilizers and chemicals for the plantation.

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
  • 124
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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 $425 helped Sesilia purchase of a plant sprayer, chemicals, fertilizer and knives.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 26, 2009
Listed
Mar 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Mar 15, 2010