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Telesia is a 33 year old married woman with 1 child. She makes and sells pancakes in her community to earn a living. She has 3 years of experience with this business. Telesia needs a loan to buy a sacks of flour, sugar,vegetable oil, baking powder and a new stove to replace the old one.She plans to use her profits to improve her business and to help support her family needs. Telesia has been a member of SPBD since 2012.

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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
  • 70
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Telesia to buy a sacks of flour, sugar, vegetable oil, baking powder,and a new stove to replace the old one.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 9, 2013
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014