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Faanimo is 52 years old and married with 8 children. She runs a small business selling ice-cake in her community, and she has been doing this for 3 years. Faanimo has requested a loan to buy ingredients needed for making her ice-cakes. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Faanimo will improve her business.

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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
  • 28
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Faanimo to buy sugar, foam cups, flavorings, and a new freezer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Mar 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014