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Akenese U., 46, is married with 6 children. She has many years of experience in the ice candy business. She sells to the villagers 4 days per week. She has had 2 previous loans with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 350 Tala (about $145 USD). SPBD loans are Akenese’s only access to capital because she does not qualify for a loan with the traditional banks.

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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
  • 31
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,153,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $425 helped Akenese purchase coolio, sugar, foam cups, plastic papers and Chinese lollies for her ice candy business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2008
Jan 7, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010