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Margaret is 24 years old and married with two children. She wants to start a small business making and selling ice cake (ice cake is the same as ice pop) in her community. She is applying for a loan to buy a deep freeze, cordial syrup, foam cups, sugar, a cooler and plastic bags. Margaret joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to financial services. Margaret will use her profits to support her family financially.

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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
  • 29
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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 $425 helped Margaret to buy deep freezer, cordial syrup, foam cups, sugar, cooler and plastic bags.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 8, 2013
Sep 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014