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Samutia is a married 29 year old lady with 2 kids. She runs a food stall business, primarily selling pancakes, home made cakes, fried sausages, chickens and fish. Samutia has been in business for 5 years now, and is very happy with the success of her business. She’s a very energetic mother who wakes up at 4.30am in the morning to put in order her food stall for opening at 6am; this is her routine from Monday to Saturday every week. Samutia has become really dedicated to her business. She aims to save money so that by time her children are ready to go to school, she can provide them with the best 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
  • 13
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,121,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Samutia to buy ingredients for making pancakes: flour, eggs, milk, sugar, flavourings, shortening and to purchase a new stove.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2007
Mar 20, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 31, 2008