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Melikelio is a 35-year-old single woman. She bakes and sells pancakes and donuts in her community to earn a living. This is the first time that she has decided to operate her hobby as a business. Melikelio needs a loan to purchase ingredients and utensils. She plans to use her profits to improve her business and to help support her family. Melikelio is a new member of SPBD since April this year, 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
  • 26
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Melikelio to purchase sacks of flour, sugar, cooking oil, baking powder, a new stove, pots, and baking utensils.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2013
Jun 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014