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Lusila is a 62-year-old woman who is married and has four children.She has a small business, selling Samoan coco in her community. She has four years with this business.Lusila needs a loan to purchase more Samoan cocoa and equipment to expand her business. She will use her profits to save for her kids' educations.
Lusila joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to financial services.

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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
  • 66
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Lusila to buy more Samoan coco and equipment to expand her business, such as plastic bags, foam cups, a wheelbarrow and shovels.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2013
Feb 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014