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Keli S., 51, is divorced with 3 children. She has 2 years of experience in a barbeque foods business. She sells to the public and villagers 3 days per week. She has two previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 460 Tala (~191 USD).

SPBD loans are Keli’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with traditional banks. She also has a vegetable and sells vegetables to supplement her barbeque business.

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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
  • 62
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Keli to purchase ingredients such as meat and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 19, 2008
Jul 26, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009