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Lelava is 30 years old and married with 3 children. She runs an elei printing business where she prints lava-lava and sells them in her community. She has been doing this for 3 years. Lelava is requesting a loan to buy printing equipment such as paints, brushes, designs, and lava-lava. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. Lelava will use the profits from her sales to improve her family's 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
  • 28
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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 Lelava to buy materials such as paints, brushes, designs, lava-lava and other materials for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2012
Jan 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013