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Melea P., 23, is single with children. She has 2 year(s) of experience in the Flea Market business. She sells to the villagers 7 days per week. She has previous loan(s) with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 200 Tala (~83 USD). SPBD loans are Melea’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. A single female from a family of 2 brothers and 1 sister.

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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
  • 62
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Melea purchase fruits and vegetables from the market, and also seeds to start planting for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 2, 2008
Jun 17, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009