Eseta is 38 years old and married with five children. She owns and operates a business venture designing elei (Samoan fabric). She has three years of experience in this line of business. Eseta needs a loan to buy materials, paint and brushes for elei. She hopes to use her profits to expand her business. She joined SPBD in 2010.
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.