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Etuini is a 39 year-old married woman who has eight children. She would like to start a small business selling elei lavalava in her community. In order to do this, Etuini needs a loan to buy stencils, fabric color paint, materials, a roller and elei carved design board. She hopes to use her profits to save for family needs. She has been a member of SPBD in 2013.

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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
  • 12
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,121,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Eteuini to buy stencils, fabric color paint, materials, roller and elei carved design board.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2013
Dec 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014