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Lupe is 23 years old and single without children. She runs a small business selling BBQ meat in her community; she has been doing this for two years. Lupe has requested a loan to buy mutton flaps, chicken leg quarters, soy sauce, and tomato sauce. She joined SPBD this year to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Lupe will hope to start a savings account for her future.

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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
  • 24
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,131,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Lupe to buy chicken legs, mutton flaps, soy sauce, tomato sauce, oil, and salt for her food production business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2012
Dec 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013