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Sisili Y., 49, is married with 5 children. She has 5 years of experience in the fishing business. She sells to the general public and villagers 4 days per week.

Sisili has 6 previous loans with Kiva partner SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 800 Tala (~333 USD). SPBD loans are Sisili’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with traditional banks. Sisili plans to use this loan for home improvement.

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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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Samoa

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Sisili buy a metal roof, timber, cement, a tent, and nails.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 29, 2009
Feb 17, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010