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Faapotopotosoo is 65 years old and married, with seven children.

She has a small business, making and selling u'a leaves to make siapo (tapa cloth) in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy equipment such as a carving knife, a wheelbarrow, paint, paint brushes, scissors, and so forth.

In the future, Faapotopotosoo hopes to build her family a fixed house and see her children through college. She is a new member of SPBD this year and joined 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
  • 66
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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 $450 helped Faapototosoo to buy paint, paint brushes, carving knives, and scissors.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013