Puao is 50 years old and married with three children. She owns and operates a business venture of sewing and selling clothes. She has many years of experience in this line of business. Puao needs a loan to improve her business with an overlock sewing machine. She hopes to use her profits to improve the living conditions of her family. She joined SPBD in 2007.
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.