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Poposavaii is 54 years old and married with six children. She runs a small business selling pork buns in her community, and has been doing this for four years.

Poposavaii has requested a loan to buy everything she needs to make pork buns. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Poposavaii will plan to expand her business and to save more money for a better future for her family.

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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
  • 65
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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 $1,325 helped Poposavaii to buy a sack of flour, cooking oil, a frying pan and pork.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014