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Joan is 37 years old and married with no children. She runs a small business selling meat buns in her community and has been doing this for 1 year.

Joan has requested a loan to buy chicken, flour, garlic onions, ginger, plastic bags and salt. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital.

With her earnings Joan will help with her family's everyday needs.

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
  • 62
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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 Joan to buy chicken, flour, garlic onions, ginger, plastic bags and salt for her meat bun business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 12, 2013
Dec 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015