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Roseann is 45 years old and married with three children. She runs a small business selling steamed rice with fried chicken, chicken curry and much more in her community. She has been doing this for one year. Roseann has requested a loan to set up her business. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Roseann will try to establish more food stalls within every school.

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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
  • 28
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Roseann to buy some containers, a gas oven, food covers, tongs, spoons, knives, plates, cooked rice, fried chicken, sugar, flour etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013