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Senia is 58 years old and married with 6 children. She owns and operates a small store, selling different merchandise in her community. She has been doing this for many years.

Senia needs a loan to purchase flour, sugar, salt, softdrinks, soaps, washing powder, vailima beers, cigarettes and a box of chickens for her store. She hopes to use her profits to provide her family a good living condition. She became a member of SPBD in 2008 to gain access to capital for her business.

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
  • 62
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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 $1,125 helped Senia buy items to sell in her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2012
Oct 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013