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Malaetele is 26 years old and married with 5 children. She owns and operates a sewing business. She has 5 years of experience in this line of business. Malaetele needs a loan to purchase new sewing materials and a new sewing machine. She hopes to use her profits to help her providw good financial support to her family and kids. She joined SPBD in 2011.

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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
  • 26
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Malaetele to buy fabric, threads, needles, and a new sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 7, 2012
Jan 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013