Gustava is a 41-year-old woman who is married with two children. She has a small sewing business and elei fabric printed materials. She has one year in the business. Gustava needs a loan to buy a new sewing machine, needles and thread, etc. She will use her profits to pay for her children's school fees.
Gustava joined SPBD in 2012 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.