Lili is 54 years old and married with 7 children. She makes and sells fine mats, fans, earrings and handbags to earn a living, and has been doing this for many years.
Lili has requested a loan to buy more pandanas, paint, paint brushes, chicken feathers, and sticky glue. She plans to use her profits to save for her business and improve her family's lives. She joined SPBD in 2001 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.