Salome is 45 years old, married, and has two children. She owns and operates a business making elei (hand printed fabric). She has two years of experience in this line of business. Salome needs a loan to buy materials, paints, etc. She hopes to use her profits to expand the business. She joined SPBD in 2012.
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.