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Fanati is forty years of age and is married with five children. She owns & operates a business venture, selling fried foods in the local community. She has 2 years of experience in this business. Faanati needs a loan of WST 1,500 to purchase new items to expand her product offerings. She plans to use the profit from her business (estimated to be 450 talas or US $188 per week) to expand the business.

In 2011, Faanati joined SPBD to gain access to financial services. Most of SPBD's clients are unable to borrow from commercial banks, because they lack collateral. This is Faanati's 2nd loan with SPBD.

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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
  • 63
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Faanati to purchase new items to expand her product offerings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 22, 2013