Anarosa is 20 years old and married with no children. She owns and operates a business venture, making elei (Samoan hand painted fabric). She has two years of experience in this line of business. Anarosa needs a loan to buy supplies to improve her business. She hopes to use her profits to expand her business. 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.