Fatima is a 32-year-old woman who is married with two children. She runs a business sewing clothes in her community. She has five years of experience with this business.
Fatima has requested a loan to buy a brand new sewing machine, 10 rolls of material, and 10 packets of thread. She plans to use her profits to pay for her children's school fees. She joined SPBD in 2008 to gain access to financial services.
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.