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Faamita is 52 years old and married with 6 children. She runs a small business selling pancakes in her community and has been doing this for 1 year.

Faamita has requested a loan to buy flour, sugar, dripping oil and baking soda. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Faamita will take care of her family's everyday needs.

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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 Faamita to buy flour, sugar, dripping oil and baking soda.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 6, 2013
Dec 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 22, 2014