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Aisa T., 40, is married with 3 children. She has 2 years of experience in the plantation business. She sells food to the villagers and school children 5 days a week. She has received 2 previous loans from SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 300 Tala (~125 USD).

SPBD loans are Aisa’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan from traditional banks. The loan will be used primarily to purchase ingredients for her food business. The remainder will be used to pay for her children's school fees.

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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
  • 26
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Aisa to purchase ingredients for her food (pancakes) business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2008
Sep 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009