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Matalena A. is in her active years, and her business is making and selling fast food.

Yasaki Samoa Company Limited is the number one industry that employs lots of Samoan people. This is the best place where most of the ladies with this kind of business prefer to sell their food because it’s good.

Matalena is one of those ladies, and she sells food for five dollars a plate.

Matalena is a mother of four children, and this is the source of money to finance their school and family activities.

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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
  • $8,160,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Matalena to buy chicken leg quarters, onions, peppers, sausages, bananas, plastic plates, tomato sauce, soy sauce and cucumbers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2007
May 7, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 6, 2008