Salome is 28 years old, married, and has five children. She wants to start a small business making and selling Elei printed fabric in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy brushes, fabric paint, rollers, and material. In the future, Salome hopes to develop her skills in Elei. She 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.