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Seu is 43 years old and married with 7 children. She runs a small business selling biscuits, donuts, cooked noddles, etc. in her community and has been doing this for many years. Seu has requested a loan to buy a bag of rice, onions, curry, noodles and foil for her business. She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Seu will try to expand her business to all schools in her district.

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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
  • 32
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,153,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Seu to buy a bag of rice, onions, curry, noodles and foil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 30, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014