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Gatasi is 52 years old and married with seven children. She runs a small business selling fish in her community and has been doing this for six years. Gatasi has requested a loan to buy fishing nets, fishing rods, hooks, and bait. She joined SPBD in 2006 to gain access to capital. Gatasi will use her profits to pay for her children's education.

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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
  • 64
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Gatasi to buy fishing nets, fishing rods, hooks, and bait.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2013