Ahchew is 29 years old and married with 4 children. She plans to start a business selling lavalava (cloth worn as a loincloth or a skirt). She has requested a loan to buy a sewing machine, lavalava fabric and designs. Ahchew will use her profits to help with family matters and for her kid's education. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012.
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.