Ogani is 45 years old and married, with seven children. She owns and operates a business venture, sewing clothes and selling them in her community and to the public. She has five years of experience in this line of business.
Ogani needs a loan to buy an electronic sewing machine, more needle packets, threads, more cloth materials, and so forth. She hopes to use her profits to enlarge her business and send her children to college. She joined SPBD in 2009.
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.