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Fuefue S., 26, is married and is a mother expecting her first baby next month. She has 1 year of experience in the Canteen business. She sells to the students of their village primary school 3 days per week. She has no previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 280 Tala (~116 USD). SPBD loans are Fuefue’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. Her husband is employed at a shipping company.

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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
  • 45
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,168,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Suesue purchase a kerosene stove, a sack of flour, a sack of rice, lamp flaps and chickens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 23, 2008
Jun 8, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2009