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Talaimanu is a 44-year-old woman with four children. She makes and sells pancakes in her community to earn a living. She has two years of experience with this business. Talaimanu needs a loan to buy bags of flour, sugar, veggie oil, etc. She plans to use her profits to pay her children's school fees. Talaimanu has been a member of SPBD for four years.

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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
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Talaimanu to buy flour, sugar, veggie oil, baking powder, an oven, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
53 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015