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Telesia is a 78-year-old woman who is married with six children. She has a small business of pig farming. She has many years with this business. Telesia needs a loan to buy barbed wire, boots, cement, a water hose and coconuts. She will use her profits to help support her family financially. Telesia joined SPBD in 2007 to gain access to financial services.

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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
  • 25
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Telesia to buy barbed wire, boots, cement, a water hose and coconuts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 1, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014