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Luisa is 30 years old and married with three children. She wants to start a small business making and selling rice and curry, snacks, drinks, donuts, german buns and cream buns in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy food ingredients and cooking equipment. In the future, Luisa hopes to earn more profit to improve her business to help her family and her kids' education. She joined SPBD in 2013 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
  • 70
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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 Luisa to buy flour, cooking oil, a large cooking pot and a gas oven.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014