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Tomua is 51 years old and married with 6 children. She runs a small business selling fish in her community and has been doing this for 2 years. Tomua has requested a loan to buy hooks, nets and other gear. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Tomua will extend her house.

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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
  • 63
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Tomua to buy hooks, nets and other gear for her fishing business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 19, 2014