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Luaao Lusia
Luaao Lusia is 59 years old and married with seven children. She wants to start a small business making and selling Ice cake in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy more supplies such as foam cups, drink mix, sack sugar, Chinese lollies, etc. In the future, Luaao Lusia hopes to improve her business and pay for her children's school fees. She joined SPBD in to gain access to financial services.

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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
  • 68
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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 $650 helped Luaao Lusia to buy foam cups, sugar, flavorings for her ice cake business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 9, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013