Moelosa is 35 years old and married with five children. For the past year, she has been making and selling tapa (cloth made from bark) clothing and printed material to earn a living. Moelosa joined SPBD in 2010 to access financial services.
Moelosa is requesting a loan to buy paint, a design board, brushes, and rubber bands. She plans to use the profit from her loan to support her family and save for her children's education.
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.