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Sii E., 60, is married with 12 children. She has 1 year of experience in the Pancakes business. She sells to the village people and public 5 days per week. This loan is Sii's first with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 300 Tala (~125 USD). SPBD loans are Sii’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. The loan received through SPBD will be use to further expand the 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
  • 32
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,153,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Sii purchase flour, sugar, frying pan (big one).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 15, 2008
Sep 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009