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Pisila is a 27-year-old lady, with four children. She owns and operates a small store, selling items such as Lavalava shirts, make ups, souvenirs and painted fabric. She has been doing this for three years. Pisila needs a loan to buy fabric, paintbrushes, a design board and paints. She hopes to use her profits to support her family and kids. She became a member of SPBD in 2010 to gain access to capital for her business.

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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
  • 33
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.4
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $650 helped Pisila to buy fabric, paintbrushes, a design board and paints.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2014
Mar 9, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 22, 2014