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Telesia is a 34 year old married woman with six children. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010.

She catches and sells fish in her community to earn a living. She has many years of experience with this business.

Telesia needs a loan to buy new equipment. She plans to use her profits to help educate her children.

Additional Information

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
  • 72
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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 $450 helped Telesia to buy more fishing equipment, such as spears, fishing nets, and a canoe.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2013
Feb 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014