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For the last ffour years Soonalote, a 28-year-old married mother of two, has been operating a business selling twists, buns, donuts, sugars, powder, toothpaste, soups, etc. in her community. A member of SPBD since 2010, she has requested this loan to buy a variety of materials needed in her enterprise. Soonalote plans to use her profits to extend her business and to save for a better family future.

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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
  • 26
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,473,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Soonalote to buy sugar, flour. twists, salt, ice blocks, and lolies for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2012
Nov 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013