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Being a hard-working mother is not an easy task, especially when you have to provide for both your children and grandchildren. Starting with selling chips, Solema now sells barbeque and handicrafts. Solema still believes that when there is no pain, there is no gain. At 54 years old, she is on her feet all the time. She uses the money she earns from the sales to take care of her family. Furthermore, she plans to have her own stall in the local flea market.

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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
  • 61
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Solema to assist with her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2007
Sep 6, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 16, 2008