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Siniva is a 61-year-old married woman with 1 child. She makes and sells round donuts, long donuts and meat pies in her community to earn a living. She has 5 years of experience with this business. Siniva needs a loan to buy more ingredients for her business. She plans to use her profits to build up her own food stall. Siniva has been a member of SPBD since 2008.

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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
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Siniva to buy flour, sugar, and yeast for baking.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2012
May 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 20, 2013