Televise is 31 years of age and is married with seven children.
Televise raises pigs for sale. She has two years of experience in this business.
Televise needs a loan of WST $1,000 to purchase animal feeds such as coconuts.
She plans to use the profit from her business (estimated to be 300 WST or US $125 per week) to improve and expand the business.
Televise joined SPBD to gain access to financial services. Most of SPBD's clients are unable to borrow from commercial banks because they lack collateral. This is Televise's second loan with 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.