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Seline is a 39 years old married woman with 05 children. She has a plantation and grows cabbages,green onions,tomatoes,green pepper,carrots to earn a living. She also grows flowering plants which is sold every Saturday at the market for Church flowering decorations on Sundays. Seline also has a cattle farm which has 21cows. She has been doing this for 04 year. Through this new loan scheme, Seline wants to expand her cattle business. Therefore, she has requested a loan to buy more cows for her cattle farm, Barbed wire and nails for her fence. Seline has been a member of SPBD since 2007. With her profits, Seline hopes to not only reinvest in her business, but also to take care of her family needs and especially providing good education for her kids.

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This loan is part of SPBD's new SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) loan program. The goal is to serve the "missing middle," a group of borrowers that requires loan amounts too large for typical microfinance, but is still seen as too risky by commercial institutions. In addition to credit, SPBD also provides in-depth training to help entrepreneurs successfully scale their businesses.

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
  • 30
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,425 helped Siline to buy chemicals and tools to improve her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2014
Mar 25, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 22, 2014