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Tafaoga is 33 years old and married with 5 children. She owns and operates a small store, selling items such as daily used goods. She has been doing this for 3 years. Tafaoga needs a loan to buy noodles, sugar, salt, flour, cigarettes, soft drinks, vailima beers, toilet paper and snacks. She hopes to use her profits to expand business. She became a member of SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital for her business.

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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
  • 63
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $925 helped Tafaoga to buy noodles,sugar,salt ,flour,cigarettes,softdrinks,vailima beers,toilet papers and snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2012
Jul 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013