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Fuaselela is a 49-year-old married woman with five children. For the past three years, she had made and sold pork buns and donuts in her community to earn a living. Fuaselela has been a member of SPBD since 2010.

Fuaselela is requesting a loan to buy more ingredients and supplies for her business. She plans to save her profits in her account to provide for her kid's fees.

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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
  • 28
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Fuaselela to buy flour, oil, sugar, vanilla, and other ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 26, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013