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Salelologa E Centre - Group 1
In this Group: Ane Tiumalu, Elisa, Faafili, Lita, Luanei, Repeka, Teutele Pipi
Salelologa is the capital village of Savaii Island. The central market, the wharf, and bus station are located in Salelologa. The hub of retail business are also in this village. Therefore, a large number of households are engaged in retail businesses which targets neighboring villages. The women in this group are engaged in retail businesses. Most of the commodities sold in Saleloga are purchased from the capital town, Apia, which is located across the island of Upolu. The members of this group have already undergone the required 4 session training from SPBD and are ready to avail their loans to expand and improve their retail businesses. Some of them engage in other income-generating activities such as: elei printing (a traditional Samoan way of fabric printing), sewing, making pancakes and selling furniture.

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Samoa

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 32
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Salelologa E Centre - Group 1's $1,950 loan helped a member to purchase additional commodities to sell at the retail shop; to make improvements in the store (shelving, painting, roofing); to purchase additional materials for elei printing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2008
Mar 21, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009