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Tofi is 62 years old and married with seven children. She runs a small business selling pancakes in her community and has been doing this for three years. Tofi has requested a loan to buy flour, sugar, cooking oil, and a frying pan. She joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Tofi will hope to open a flea market stall at the main market.

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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
  • 65
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Tofi to buy flour, sugar, cooking oil, and a new frying pan.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013