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Tamikoa is a 45-year-old married woman with 2 children. She makes and sells ice cakes in her community to earn a living. She has 2 years of experience in this business. Tamikoa needs a loan to buy sugar, plastic bags, cordial flavors, and a cooler. She plans to use her profits to buy more ingredients to improve her business and to assist with family matters. Tamikoa has been a member of SPBD since 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
  • 63
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Tamikoa to buy sugar, plastic bags, cordial flavors, and a cooler.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 12, 2013
Dec 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 22, 2014