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Joan Vianne
Joan is a 41-year-old woman who is married with seven children. She runs a business selling fish in her community. She has three years of experience with this business.

Joan has requested a loan to buy a new fishing net and fishing gear such as spears, goggles, and hooks. She plans to use her profits to improve her business, support her family, and pay for her children's education.

She has been a member of SPBD since 2011.

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
  • 28
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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 $575 helped Joan Vianne to pay for a new fishing net and fishing gear like spears, goggles, and hooks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2013
Dec 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 22, 2014