Sefulu is 28 years old and married with 3 children. She makes and sells weaving mats, elei lavalava, weaving hats, and weaving fans to earn a living. She has been doing this for 1 year.
Sefulu has requested a loan to buy weaving pandanus, paints, painting brush, design board, and roller design. She plans to use her profits to improve her business. 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.