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Rosa
Rosa M., 50, is married with 5 children. She has 2 years of experience in the plantation business. She sells to the general public and villagers 4 days per week.

She has 2 previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 350 Tala (~180 USD). SPBD loans are Rosa’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 buy necessary materials for her business.

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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
  • 135
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,557,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Rosa purchase goods for the shop such as snacks, canned food, sweets and frozen food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 6, 2009
Listed
May 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Apr 15, 2010