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Vanuvanu is a 39-year-old single woman with five children. She makes and sells pancakes and chicken pies in her community to earn a living. She has five years of experience with this business. Vanuvanu needs a loan to buy flour, sugar, large basins, yeast, chicken meat and a new oven. She plans to use her profits to pay for her children's education. Vanuvanu has been a member of SPBD since 2009.

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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
  • 30
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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 $575 helped Vanuvanu to buy a new oven and ingredients for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2014
Jul 9, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015