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Vailoa is a 38-year-old married woman with two children. She makes and sells pancakes, sandwiches, noodle dishes, etc. in her community to earn a living. She has many years of experience in this business.

Vailoa became a member of SPBD this year. She is applying for a 1000 WST loan to buy the ingredients she uses in her business. She plans to use her profits to help pay for 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
  • 25
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,131,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.2
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Vailoa to buy the ingredients she uses in her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2013
May 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014