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Suliveta is a 35 year old married woman with 4 children. She catches and sells fish in her community to earn a living. She and her husband have being doing this for many years. Suliveta needs a loan to buy fishing gear such as spears, goggles, nets and a canoe. She plans to use her profits to improve the business. Suliveta has been a member of SPBD since 2009.

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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
  • 31
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,160,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Suliveta to buy fishing gear such as spears, goggles, nets and a canoe.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014