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Tumema is 60 years old and married with 5 children. She runs a small business selling ice-cake in her community and has been doing this for 2 years. Tumema has requested a loan to buy cordials, sugar, large spoon, and foam cups. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Tumema will help with her families expenses.

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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
  • 30
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Tumema to buy cordials, sugar, large spoons, and foam cups.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013