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Maimoana is a 38-year-old woman who is married with 2 children. She runs a business selling household goods, snacks, soft drinks, and frozen goods in her community. She has 10 years of experience with this business. Maimoana has requested a loan to purchase stock for her business. She plans to use her profits to expand her business and renovate her house. She joined SPBD to gain access to financial services.

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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
  • 62
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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 $875 helped Maimoana to purchase additional stock for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2012
May 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2013