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Faleifue L., 40, is married with 4 children. She has many years of experience in the popcorn business. She sells to relatives and the village community and also at the local primary school 5 days per week. She has 2 previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 350 Tala (~145 USD).

SPBD loans are Faleifue’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. She will also support her kids at school and make her church contribution. Her husband is always engaged in operating 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
  • 67
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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 $525 helped Faleifue replace stove, cooking equipment; also pay for overhead cost of business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2008
Sep 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009