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Masina is 43 years old and married, with four children.

She runs a small business selling snacks, soft drinks, donuts, long buns, pork cakes, and bbq in her community. She has been doing this for two years.

Masina has requested a loan to buy more snacks, drinks, new frying pans, flour, sugar, chicken, and soya. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital.

With her earnings, Masina will use her profits to help her family matters.

Additional Information

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
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Masina snacks, flour, sugar, soft drinks, and a new frying pan.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013