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Asai A. K., 46, is married with 6 children. She has 5 years of experience in the Food Stall business. She sells to the general public and villagers 5 days per week. Her husband and children help with the business. Asai expects her weekly net cash flow to be 150 Tala (about US $62).

Asai has had 6 previous loans with SPBD. These loans are her only access to capital because she has not been able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. Part of this loan will be used for the children's education and to pay for electricity and water.

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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
  • 29
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.5
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Asai purchase more cooking equipment and ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 20, 2008
Jun 24, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009