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Faranisisi N., 38, is married with 5 children. She has 4 years of experience in the barbeque business. She sells to the general public 5 days per week. Her husband is a taxi driver.

Faranisisi has had 4 previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to now be 350 Tala (about $US145). SPBD loans are Faranisisi’s only access to capital because she has not been able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks.

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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
  • 62
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Faranisisi to purchase iron roofing, timber, and nails to build a shelter for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2008
May 20, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009