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Miriama is 22 years old and single. She wants to start a small business making and selling pancakes in her community.

Miriama joined SPBD in December, 2013 to take advantage of its financial services. She is applying for a 1,000 WST loan to buy a bag of flour, a bag of sugar, vegetable oil and a fryer.

With her anticipated profits Miriama plans to expand her business and save more for unexpected emergencies.

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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 $450 helped Miriama to buy a bag of flour, a bag of sugar, vegetable oil and a fryer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2013
Jan 13, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015