Saele is a 48-year-old married woman with five children. For the past two years, she has had a small vegetable garden where she grows cabbages and tomatoes to earn a living. Saele joined SPBC at the start of this month.
Saele is requesting a loan to buy seeds and new equipment. She hopes to rebuild her Samoan fale (house) with her profits.
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.