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Lina is 31 years old and married with 2 children. She runs a small business selling pork cake in her community and has been doing this for 2 years. Lina has requested a loan to buy flour, chicken, soy sauce, onions, oil, and a large cooking pot.

She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Lina will use her profits to improve her business and help her children’s education.

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Lina to buy flour, chicken , soy sauce, salts, cooking oil, and onions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014