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Paletina joined the programme in June 2007. She is married with four children. Her husband also works but his salary does not meet their family's daily needs. She decided to join SPBD because she deeply believed that she could earn money if she opted to do something for herself.

She now runs her own barbeque stall along the side of the road leading to the international airport. Paletina has many plans for the future but for now, she is considering setting up a small shop beside her stall.

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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
  • $8,121,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Paletina to help with her barbeque stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 6, 2007
Aug 23, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 16, 2008