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Dora is 21 years old and single with no children. She runs a small business selling taro and banana chips in her community. She has been doing this for 2 years. Dora has requested a loan to buy taro, bananas, deep pots, cooking oil, salt and an oven. She joined SPBD this year to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Dora will help with her family's weekly expenses.

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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
  • 69
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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 $450 helped Dora to buy taro, bananas, deep pots, cooking oil, salt, and an oven to make chips.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013