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Tufoua is 54 years old and married with five children. She wants to start a small business making and selling twistes, german buns, donuts and fried chicken in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy everything she needs for her business.

In the future, Tufoua hopes to expand her business. She joined SPBD this year to gain access to financial services.

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 Tufoua to buy flour, cooking oil, baking soda, sugar and twisties.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 27, 2012
Oct 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013