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Epenesa is 41 years old and married, with two children.

She runs a business sewing "elei' clothing (Samoan clothing from printed fabrics) in her community. She has two years of experience with this business.

Epenesa has requested a loan to buy materials, a sewing machine, needles, threads, and fabric material. She plans to use her profits to expand her business.

She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to financial services.

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
  • 63
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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 Epenesa to buy materials, a sewing machine, needles, and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 14, 2013
Nov 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014