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Leaso Kerisimasi, 25, is married with 2 children. She has four years of experience in the brick business. She sells to the public 5 days per week. She has no previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 300 Tala (~ USD).

SPBD loans are Leaso’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks to maintain and improve her business. She is a multi-talented young mother; she started her business with a plantation and now she is selling bricks in order for her businesses to become successful.

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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
  • 34
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Leaso purchase cement, sand, dust.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2009
Jul 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2010