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Tiloga S., 29, is married with 3 children. She has 4 years of experience selling taro chips. She sells to the villagers and school children 5 days per week. Her loan will be used to improve her taro plantation and chip business and to improve her house.

Tiloga has had 3 previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 500 Tala (about $US 208). SPBD loans are Tiloga’s only access to capital because she has not been able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. She is very pleased with the SPBD programme and is a long-time loyal member.

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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 $925 helped Tiloga to improve a taro chips business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2008
May 22, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009