Ta'e is 50 years old and married with seven children. She owns and operates a business venture sewing and selling clothes in her community. She has five years of experience in this kind of business. Ta'e needs a loan to buy a new sewing machine and some materials for her business. She hopes to use her profits to pay her children's school fees. 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.