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Selesitina F. is married with four children. She has four years of experience in the plantation/vegetable business. She sells to village people and the general public three days per week.

Selesitina has three previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 300 Tala (~125 USD).

SPBD loans are Selesitina’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with traditional banks. Part of her loan will be used for home improvement.

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
  • 13
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Selesitina purchase farm supplies and repair her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 26, 2009
Apr 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010