Eterei is 38 years old and married, with seven children.
She owns and operates a small store, selling items such as soft drinks, bags of flour, sacks of rice, cigarettes, and bags of sugar. She has been doing this for five years.
Eterei needs a loan to re-stock some items in her shop. She hopes to use her profits to help with her famiy's weekly expenses. She became a member of SPBD in 2008 to gain access to capital for her business.
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.