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Senila is 34 years old and is married with three children.

Senila operates a stall at the local flea market. She purchases jewelry and traditional wares from local Samoan handicraft artists and sells them at her stall.

The income from the flea market stall is critical to keeping current with her children’s school fees and purchasing their uniforms and school supplies. She is passionate about keeping high quality items in supply for both local customers and tourists.

Senila will use loan funds to purchase additional inventory for her stall.

Additional Information

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
  • 29
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,468,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Senila buy merchandise for flea market stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2007
May 8, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 16, 2008