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Meretaeutu is 42 years old and married. She has five children. She wants to start a small business making and selling curry and rice and snack food in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy bags of rice, curry powder, chickens, flour, onions and snacks. In the future, Meretaeutu hopes to improve her business to help her kids' educations and her family matters. She 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
  • 33
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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 $875 helped Meretaeutu to buy rice, curry powder, flour, onions, cooking oil, chicken legs,.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2013
Mar 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014