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Alaifue I. is thirty-six years old and married with five children. She has four years of experience in a taxi service business. She serves the general public seven days a week. She has three previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be about $75. SPBD loans are Alaifue’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 $675 helped Alaifue to purchase tires, taxi license registration fee, seat cover, air freshener, vacuum and carpet freshener.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2009
May 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010