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Telesia is 34 years old and married with 6 children. She makes and sells two-piece Puletasi dresses, shirts and men's pocket Sulu to earn a living and has been doing this for 4 years. Telesia has requested a loan to buy an overlock sewing machine, fabrics, needles and threads. She plans to use her profits to increase her sewing business and support her family. She joined SPBD in 2010 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
  • 66
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Telesia to buy a sewing machine, fabrics, needles and threads.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 26, 2013
Oct 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014