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Marlaine is 30 years old and married with 7 children. She has a small canteen stall where she bakes and sells pancakes, buns, scones, sandwiches and more in her community or at the market. Marlaine needs a loan to buy plastic bags, sugar, flour, yeast, dripping oil and a gas oven to help her with the business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2008, and joined to gain access to financial services. Marlaine hopes to use her earnings to improve her family assets.

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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
  • 60
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,168,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,325 helped Marlaine to buy flour, sugar, bread, plastic bags, yeast, dripping oil, a gas oven, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2012
Jan 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013