A loan of $1,300 helps to buy sandwiches, pies, donuts, snacks, coffee, a large boiler, and soft drinks.


Taupaolo's story

Taupaolo is a 43-year-old married woman with 3 children. She runs a small canteen in her community to earn a living. She has 4 years of experience with this business. She is well-known in her community because of her delicious food and good customer service at her canteen. Taupaolo needs a loan to buy sandwiches, pies, donuts, snacks, coffee, a large boiler, and soft drinks. These ingredients will help to grow her business. She plans to use her profits to pay for her children’s education and to help pay for her family's weekly expenses. Taupaolo has been a member of SPBD since 2012. Taupaolo's dream is to build a bakery store one day and to help her children’s education.


This loan is special because:

It provides women with credit in a country where alternative financing is extremely scarce.

Mark McDonagh, Kiva staff

Mark McDonagh
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.