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Seilala is a 39-year-old married woman with five children. She makes and sells pancakes in her community to earn a living. She has many years of experience with this business.

Seilala needs a loan to buy a bag of flour, sugar, oil, baking powder and a frying pan. She plans to use her profits to pay for her children's school fees. Seilala became a member of SPBD in 2012.

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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 Seilala to buy a bag of flour, sugar, oil, baking powder and a frying pan.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013