Kilisi is 32 years old, single, and has one child. She makes and sells printing materials to earn a living and has been doing this for 5 years. Kilisi has requested a loan to buy new tools or equipment for her printing. She plans to use her profits to help her child education. 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.