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Tautalagia is 65 years old and married with seven children. She wants to start a small business making and selling fans, bags and necklaces in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy knives, a chainsaw and wheel barrow. In the future, she hopes to pay her children’s school fees. She joined South Pacific Business Development in 2012 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
  • 63
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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 $450 helped Tautalagia to buy materials such as ribbons, needles, knives, a chainsaw and wheel barrow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2012
Nov 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013