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Tiare is a 37-year-old married woman with two children. She makes and sells ice cakes in her community to earn a living. She has one year of experience with this business.

Tiare needs a loan to buy sugar, cordials, a carton of flavors, foam cups and a small freezer. She plans to use her profits to help support her children's education and to improve her business. Tiare has been a member of SPBD since 2011.

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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
  • 64
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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 $650 helped Tiare to buy sugar, cordials, flavors, foam cups and a small freezer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 10, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013