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Tuuipo
Tuuipo L., 35, is married with seven children. She has four years of experience in the fishing business. She sells to the village people and to the public four days per week. She has had one previous loan with Kiva's partner SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 70 Tala.


SPBD loans are Tuuipo’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 timber and cement for home improvement and the rest will be saved for 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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Samoa

  • $6,344
    Average annual income
  • 7
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $6,970,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Tuuipo to buy timber and cement for home improvement.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 27, 2009
Listed
Apr 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Mar 15, 2010