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Saili T. is 52 years old and married with 5 children. She has 3 years experience in the Pancake business. She sells to the village people and general public 5 days per week. She had 1 previous loan with SPBD. She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 400 Tala (~166 USD). SPBD loans are Saili’s only access to capital because she is unable to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks.The loan will be used for the business and to pay for children's school fees.

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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
  • 27
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $8,620,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.9
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Saili purchase sack of flour, sugar, cooking oil, chinese frying pan, gas oven, plastic papers for storage. Some will be used for children school fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2009
May 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010