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Liaina is 38 years old and married with ten children. She runs a small business selling fish in her community. She has been doing this for three years. Liaina has requested a loan to purchase a new fishing net, a canoe, goggles, and spears.

She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Liaina will help her family and her kids' education.

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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
  • 56
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,168,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Liaina to purchase a new fishing net, a canoe, goggles, and spears.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2012
Jul 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013