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Makerita is 36 years old and married with 3 children. She would like to start a small business, sewing and designing clothes to sell at the market. To do this, Makerita needs a loan to buy a new sewing machine, sewing materials, and printing materials. She hopes to use her profits to improve her business and to support her family. She has been a member of SPBD since 2013.

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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
  • 70
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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 Makerita to buy a sewing machine, materials, and a design board.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2013
Feb 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014