Lesina is 34 years old and married with four children. She owns and operates a business venture printing fabric (known as elei). She has two years of experience in this line of busines. Lesina needs a loan to pay her children's school fees. She hopes to use her profits to expand her business and pay the fees. She joined SPBD in 2011.
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.