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Sou is 30 years old, married, and has five children. She runs a small business selling pork buns in her community, and has been doing this for two years.

Sou has requested a loan to buy flour, salt, meat, and oil. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Sou will make improvements to her home and help her children attend school.

Additional Information

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
  • 62
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,168,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Sou purchase flour, salt, pork, and cooking oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014