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Siloi is 24 years old and has a child. For the past three years she has owned and operated a small store, selling items such as lava-lava, shirts, makeup, souvenirs, etc.

Siloi became a member of SPBD in 2008 to gain access to capital for her business. She is now applying for a 2,000 WST loan to buy snacks, soft drinks, sugar, salt, onions and flour to sell. She plans to use her profits to support her child.

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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
  • 28
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Siloi to buy snacks, soft drinks, sugar, salt, onions and flour to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2013
Dec 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 22, 2014