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Siva is a 28 year old married woman with no children. She makes and sells pancakes in her community to earn a living. She has 3 years of experience with this business. Siva needs a loan to buy flour, sugar, cooking oil, new oven, large cooking pot. She plans to use her profits to support her family and to expand her business. Siva has been a member of SPBD since April 2013.

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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
  • 63
    View loans »
    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Siva to buy flour, sugar, cooking oil,new oven, large cooking pot.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2013
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014