Muava is a mother of 3 from the big island of Savaii and is married to a business man from Matautu Falealili. She joined the program in 2005 when she needed help for her business. She is now applying for another loan to help buying more inventory for her shop and to pay her children school fees.
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.