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Luse is 20 years old and single with no children. She runs a small canteen in her community and has been doing this for two years.

Luse has requested a loan to buy snacks, soft drinks, a small table, tissues, cups and plates.

She joined SPBD this year to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Luse hopes to expand her business within her village.

Additional Information

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
  • 31
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Luse to buy soft drinks, snacks, foam cups and tea.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013