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Victoria T., 31, is married with 4 children. She has 5 years of experience in the fishing and plantation businesses. She sells to the general public 5 days per week. She has had 2 previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 187 Tala. SPBD loans are Vitoria’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks.

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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
  • 13
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Victoria purchase a new fishing net, spears, goggles, a new boat, gromozones, weedkiller, and bushknives.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 5, 2009
May 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010