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Kalita is a 28-year-old married woman with three children.

She runs a small business selling fish, octopus and sea cucumbers in her community and has been doing this for more than three years.

Kalita has requested a loan to buy a fishing boat, spears and fishing net. She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital.

Kalita will use her earnings not only to improve her business, but also to support her family and her children's future education.

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
  • 64
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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 $1,275 helped Kalita to pay for a fishing boat, spears, fishing net, fishing gear, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2013
May 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014