Jacinta is 37 years old and married. She has one child.
She owns and operates a business venture. She makes elei (printed fabric) clothes and lavalava (traditional Polynesian cloth worn as a skirt by men and women). She has four years of experience in this line of business.
Jacinta needs a loan to to buy traditional designs, colour paints and fabric. She hopes to use her profits to support her family and to help improve her business. She joined SPBD in 2008.
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.