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Uimailuma is a 42-year-old woman who is married with one child. She runs a business sewing clothes to sell in her community. She has five years of experience with this business. Uimailuma has requested a loan to buy materials, threads and a electric sewing machine. She plans to use her profits to expand her business from home to town. She joined SPBD in 2012 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
  • 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 $425 helped Uimailuma to buy materials, threads, and a eletric sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013