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Faaaloalo is 43 years old and married with seven children. She runs a small business selling fish in her community and has been doing this for three years.

Faaaloalo has requested a loan to purchase more fishing gear and nets to expand her business. She joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Faaaloalo will save for her kids education .

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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
  • 24
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,137,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Faaaloalo to buy fishing gear, fishing nets, and a canoe.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014