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Rosalina is 21 years old and single with no children. She would like to start a small business selling elei (embellished) materials. She has two years of experience in this line of work. Rosalina needs a loan to buy cloth, rollers, paints, and a sketch board. She hopes to use her profits to expand her business in the future.

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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
  • 2.2
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Rosalina to buy paints, cloth, spray, rollers, and a sketch board.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013