A loan of $1,200 helps to buy a sack of flour, a sack of sugar, yeast, plastic bags, wooden spoons, a fry pan, vegetable oil, and containers for her business preparing food to sell.


Fa'aoso's story

Fa'aoso is a 58-year-old mother with 10 children. She runs and operates a small business selling pancakes, buns, and pork cakes in her community to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than 2 years.

Fa'aoso needs a loan to buy a sack of flour, a sack of sugar, yeast, plastic bags, wooden spoons, a fry pan, vegetable oil, and containers to help her run the business. Fa'aoso hopes to build a small bakery store using her profit. She became a member of SPBD in 2019.


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.