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Anita O. is a mother of four and she is forty years old. She runs a food stall business and she sells at the new market from Monday to Saturday. With her husband working as a taxi driver, she decided to have this food stall business in order to help her husband in terms of income for their family.

Anita earns more than three hundred tala profit a week from her business. From this she supports her children’s school and other family needs as well as her loan payment. She is so pleased to have S.P.B.D. to back up her small business' financial needs and she is looking forward to more loans in order to improve her business and her family as well.

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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
  • 28
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,515,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Anita to buy mutton flaps, turkey tails, tomato sauce, foil, plastic plates, and other supplies for her food stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2007
Nov 3, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 24, 2009