Salu Akenese is 52 years old and married with 12 children. She would like to start a small sewing business. In order to do this, Salu Akenese needs a loan to buy a new sewing machine, more materials, and other supplies. She hopes to use her profits to improve and maintain her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 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.