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Hatesa is a 27-year-old married woman with four children. She makes and sells baked goodies such as, cream buns, donuts, cookies and biscuits in her community to earn a living. She has two years of experience with this business. Hatesa needs a loan to buy new ingredients and a new oven. She plans to use her profits to ensure a better future for her children. Hatesa has been a member of SPBD since 2012.

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.

About Samoa

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 13
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,121,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Hatesa to buy flour, oil and a new cement oven.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013