Evite, a 32-year-old married mother of three, has been making and selling tapa design clothes to earn a living for the past year. Evite has requested a loan to buy paints, brushes, design board, roll materials, and rubber bands. She plans to use her profits to help her children's education and improve her family's living conditions. She joined SPBD in 2012 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.