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Faalataina is 45 years old, married and has three children. For the last two years, she has earned a living by running a small canteen in her community. She is requesting a loan to buy bread, buns, snacks, flour and other items. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. Faalataina will use the additional earnings made possible by this loan to expand 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
  • 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 $425 helped Faalataina to buy supplies for her canteen.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 10, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013