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Uanona is 26 years old and married with two children. She wants to start a small business making and selling drinks and snacks in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy more soft drinks, cookies, chips, buns, sausages and other items.

In the future, Uanona hopes to save for her kids' education and the betterment of her family. She joined SPBD to gain access to financial services.

Additional Information

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
  • 30
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,153,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $775 helped Uanona to buy cookies, chips, buns, Coca-Cola, Sprite, and Fanta.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014