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Malia is 29 years old and married with one child. She runs a small business selling vegetables in her community and has been doing this for four years. Malia has requested a loan to buy tools and seeds and to pay her children's school fees. She joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Malia will improve her home and the business, too.

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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
  • 23
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,130,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Malia to buy more vegetable seeds, garden tools, etc and pay school fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2012
Apr 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2013