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Leonia is a 19-year-old single woman with no children. She makes and sells ice cakes in her community to earn a living. She has 2 years of experience with this business. Leonia needs a loan to purchase bags of sugar, cordial, a box of foam cups, freezer, etc., to help her in operating her business. She plans to use her profits to extend her business and to support her family. Leonia 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
  • 67
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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 Leonia to buy bags of sugar, cordial, a box of foam cups, freezer, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2013
Jan 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015