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Fuarosa, age 37, sells German-style buns in her community to earn a living. She has been engaged in this business for four years. She and her husband have two children.

Fuarosa joined SPBD to gain access to capital, and she has requested a loan in order to buy coconuts, flour, sugar, cooking oil, and a frying pan.

With her earnings, Fuarosa will help to support her family's weekly expenses.

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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
  • 35
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Fuarosa to buy coconuts, flour, sugar, cooking oil, and a frying pan.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2013
Feb 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 19, 2013