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Potofou is a 50 year old married woman with one child.
She is running a livestock business (pigs) to earn a living. Potofou has requested a loan to buy barbed wire, nails, pipes and to pay for labour for building her (livestock shelter) pig sty.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2005. Potofou will use her profits to support her family.

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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
  • 11
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,121,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Potofou to buy barbed wire, nails, and pipes, and pay for labour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2013
Jul 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014