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Vaiola is 52 years old, married and the mother of four children. She earns a living by making and selling donuts, buns and snacks to people who live in her community. She has four years of experience in this line of work and is requesting a loan to buy snacks, flour for baking and other items she uses in her business. Vaiola has been a member of SPBD since 2010 and plans to use her profits to expand her business.

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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 $875 helped Vaiola to buy snacks, flour, baking powder, cooking oil, and other supplies for a baking business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 2, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013