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Faupo is 64 years old and single with no children. She bakes and sells pancakes in her community for a living. She has five years of experience in this kind of business.

Faupo has requested a loan to buy flour, sugar, yeast, plastic bags, and a gas oven with dripping oil for her business. Faupo is a new member of SPBD. She joined in 2012 to gain access to financial services. In the future, she plans to build 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
  • 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 Faupo to buy flour, sugar, a frying pan, yeast, dripping oil, plastic bags, a gas oven, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2012
Jan 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013