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Vaitele has a large population. Fiavae is from Vaitele and sews for a living. Most of her clients are neighbors but some are from other areas. She is a hard worker and earns $300 of profit in a week. She is happy as she can financially support her family and can stand on her own two feet without relying on her family for money.

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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
  • 70
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Fiavae to purchase a sewing machine, needles, material, zippers, cement, timber, and nails.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2007
Mar 27, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 31, 2008