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Leilani M., 27, is married with 3 children. She has many years of experience in the ice cake (popsicle) business. She sells to relatives and the village community and also to friends 3 days per week. She has 1 previous loan with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 360 Tala (~150 USD).

SPBD loans are Leilani’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. The loan will assist her in operating her business while her husband helps out with maintaining her 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
  • 65
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $325 helped Leilani purchase plastic cups, sugar, concentrate.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 15, 2008
Sep 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009