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Faapalagi is 55 years old and widowed with nine children. She owns and operates a business venture: elei, Samoan designed outfits. She has many years of experience in this line of business.

Faapalagi needs a loan to buy materials, fabric paints, stencils and brushes. She hopes to use her profits to support her family. She joined SPBD in 2008.

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
  • 33
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,075 helped Faapalagi to buy materials, fabric paints, stencils and brushes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2013
Aug 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 18, 2014