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Orepa is a married, thirty-four year old mother of four sons who is a good baker and who runs a muffin business. Orepa learned baking skills at school and although she never thought of baking as her talent, she baked muffins for her son’s school. There, Orepa heard the kids talking about her muffins and asking her son to make her bake some more for them. Orepa then joined SPBD for financial support to start her business. She now bakes muffins not only forhe son's school but also for village people. With her requested loan, Orepa will build another extra oven to increase her daily production.

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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
  • 24
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,515,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Orepa buy ingredients for her muffins and cement for making a new oven.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2007
May 5, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 7, 2008