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Pe'a Lealai
Pe'a Lealai is a 59-year-old woman who is married with five children. She runs a sewing business in her community. She has more than 10 years of experience with this business. Pe'a Lealai has requested a loan to buy a new sewing machine, threads, etc. She plans to use her profits to pay for her grandchildren's school fees and to save for future plans for the business. She joined SPBD in 2006 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
  • 71
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Pe'a Lealai to buy a new sewing machine, threads, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2012
May 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2013