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Suitala is 45 years old and married with children.

She runs a small business selling pancakes in her community and has been doing this for five years.

Suitala has requested a loan to buy a bag of flour, a bag of sugar, baking powder, etc., needed for her business.

She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Suitala will save her money to renew her house and pay her children's school fees.

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
  • 25
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Suitala to buy a bag of flour, a bag of sugar, baking powder, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014