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Mariafatima is 29 years old and married with 5 children. She runs a small business selling fish in her community and has been doing this for many years. Mariafatima has requested a loan to buy fishing nets,fishing rod, fishing line ,hooks and spears. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Mariafatima will use for her family daily needs.

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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
  • 50
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,168,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Mariafatima to buy fishing nets,fishing rod, fishing line ,hooks and spears.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 30, 2013
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014