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Potoae is a 24-year-old married woman with 1 child. She makes and sells ice cakes in her community to earn a living. She has 2 years of experience with this business.

Potoae needs a loan to buy a deep freezer, foam cups, sugar, cordial and Chinese lollies. She plans to use her profits to support her family. Potoae has been a member of SPBD since 2012.

Additional Information

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
  • 62
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Potoae to buy deep freezer, foam cups, sugar, cordial and Chinese lollies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 2, 2013
Aug 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014