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Faalevela Robert, 59, is married with eight children. She has many years of experience in the shop business. She sells to the village people 6 days per week. She has 6 previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 700 Tala (~$291 USD). SPBD loans are Faalevela's only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. She will used her loan to buy goods needed for the shop and also some timber and cement to expand her store. Her husband and the older daughter help her with the 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
  • 24
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,515,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.7
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,125 helped Faalevela faalevela would like to purchase goods for her store and to buy timber and cement to expand her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 7, 2009
Dec 1, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010