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Osooso is a 51 year old mother of 4, who has been doing this chips business for 6 years now. She can not increase produce because with her income it is not enough to provide for their family needs and to keep the business running. Now she needs a loan of $800 to expand the area of her production, and to buy more tools to provide fast production. She aims to improve her business to increase her income to satisfy her family and also to keep her business running.

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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
  • 36
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Osooso buy new tires for their delivery car, ingredients for making taro chips, plastic sealer and cooking equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2007
Mar 18, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 31, 2008