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Sitoe is 38 years old and married with no children. She wants to start a small business making and selling pancakes in her community.

In 2012 Sitoe joined SPBD to take advantage of their financial services. She is now applying for a 1000 WST loan to buy an oven, frying pan, a bag of flour, oil and a sack of sugar. Sitoe hopes that in the future she can expand her business.

Additional Information

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
  • 31
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Sitoe to buy supplies for a pancake business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2013
Jun 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014