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Fetulima K., 48, is married with 5 children. She has many years of experience running a shop where she sells to the general public 7 days per week. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 1020 Tala (~425 USD).

Fetulima has three previous loans with SPBD. SPBD loans are her only access to capital because she has never been able to qualify for a loan with traditional banks. Fetulima is an established member of the program running a shop in her village, and she aims to expand her business in the future.

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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
  • 2.7
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Fetulima purchase rice, sugar, chicken, mutton flaps, noodles (ramen), lollies, twisties, bongos, mosquito coils, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 21, 2008
Oct 7, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009