Matina is 32 years old and married with five children. She owns and operates a business venture sewing clothes for her community. She has many years of experience in this line of business. Matina needs a loan to buy a new sewing machine, fabrics, needles and oil for her business. She hopes to use her profits to help provide her family with their everyday needs. 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.