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Moelosa is 35 years old and married with five children. For the past year, she has been making and selling tapa (cloth made from bark) clothing and printed material to earn a living. Moelosa joined SPBD in 2010 to access financial services.

Moelosa is requesting a loan to buy paint, a design board, brushes, and rubber bands. She plans to use the profit from her loan to support her family and save for her children's education.

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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 Moelosa to buy paint, a design board, brushes, and rubber bands.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013