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Mesepi is a 54-year-old woman who is married with eight children. She has a small business selling fish. She has been working in this business for three years. Mesepi needs a loan to buy fishing nets, canoes, spears, goggles,and knives etc. She will use her profits to support her family and her children's education as well. Mesepi joined SPBD in 2011 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
  • 63
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Mesepi to buy fishing nets, canoes, spears, goggles, and knives etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2013
Dec 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014