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Aigafou V., 36, is married with four children. She is just starting in the pancake business. She sells to the school and villagers, seven days per week. She has not had any previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 160 tala (~$50 US). SPBD loans are Aigafou’s only access to capital because she has never been 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
  • 27
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $350 helped Aigafou to purchase bags of flour and sugar, baking soda, vegetable oil, oven and frying pan.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2009
Jun 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010