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Lepeka is 44 years old. She is married and has 6 children. She owns and operates a small canteen, selling food products like donuts, sandwiches, and other snacks in her community. She has one year of experience in this business. Lepeka is asking for this loan of WST 1000 to purchase ingredients to make additional food products for sale. She will use the profits from her sales to support her family and improve her business. This is her first 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
  • 25
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Lepeka to purchase ingredients to make food products, such as donuts and other snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013