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Maranata used to be a teacher at Leififi College. She resigned from there four years ago and decided to stay home and run her own small shop. She is now joining the program and this is her first loan of $300.

She lives at Faleula, and her shop is located at the front of her house on the roadside. She is open seven days of the week from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and she manages to get $1,800-$2,000 a week.

She has one child and she is in the Primary Level at school. Her dream is to have a better future for her daughter, and to let the business grow.

Additional Information

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
  • 32
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Maranata to buy more supplies and stock for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2007
Nov 2, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 24, 2009