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Fetuao is a 34-year-old woman living in the town of Fatausi. She is married and has two school-aged children.

To make a living, Fetuao makes and sells food, primarily baked goods, in the local community. Fetuao has been engaged in this business for over three years and earns approximately 600 WST a month.

In 2010, Fetuao joined SPBD to gain access to financial services to help improve her business and living situation. Fetuao has successfully repaid a previous loan of 1,000 WST from SPBD. This previous loan was used to invest in expanding the business.

Fetuao is now requesting a new loan of 1,000 WST, which will be used to purchase a new oven. This will be the second loan taken out by Fetuao from SPBD.

Fetuao plans to use the additional revenue generated from the loan to improve and expand her business.

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
  • 61
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Fetuao to purchase a new oven.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 4, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 18, 2012