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Pelemoni is 35 years old and married with four children. For three years she has run a small business selling fish in her community. Pelemoni has requested a loan to buy lures, fishing nets, goggles, a spear and a canoe. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. Pelemoni will use her earnings to help pay for her children's education.

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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
  • 64
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    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 Pelemoni to buy lures, fishing nets, goggles, a spear and a canoe.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2013
Jun 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014