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Lagafuaina is 38 years old, married, and has six children. She runs a small business selling fish in her community, as she has been doing for many years. Lagafuaina has requested a loan to buy fishing gear as needed. She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Lagafuaina will improve her business and make sure she can receive more income from it.

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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
  • 23
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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 $975 helped Lagafuaina to buy fishing gear, a spear, a canoe and goggles for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014