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Koreti R., aged twenty-seven and the mother of two children, runs an ice cake (popsicle in a bag) and a fishing business. She has fully paid off her previous loans which she used to improve both businesses. Her husband is unemployed and helps out Koreti with the businesses.

The fishing business has helped Koreti in many ways: she has been able to send her kids to school and put food on the table for the whole family. She aims to save up and buy a fishing boat in the future, for she’s sure that her family is better-off because of the business.

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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
  • 31
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,160,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Koreti to buy new fishing gear.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 4, 2008
Dec 21, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009