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Selena P., 48, is married with one child. She has four years of experience in the plantation and fishing businesses. She sells to the village people and general public two days per week. She has had five previous loans with SPBD, Kiva's partner.

She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 380 Tala (about $158). SPBD loans are Selena’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with traditional banks. Some part of the loan will be used to pay her child's school fees and to buy equipment needed for repairing her house.

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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
  • 63
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,626,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.1
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Selena purchase chemicals and equipment needed for her plantation business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 12, 2009
Mar 6, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010