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Matagiaila is 43 years old, married, and has seven children. She owns and operates a flea market stall, which she has been doing for four years.

Matagiaila is requesting a loan, which she will use to purchase materials for her elei (Samoan printed cloth) printing and handicrafts like Samoan weapons for her flea market stall. She hopes to use her profits to expand her business and for home improvement. She joined SPBD in 2009.

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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
  • 31
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Matagiaila to purchase materials and crafts for sale at the flea market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 13, 2012
May 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2013