Malaetele is 26 years old and married with 5 children. She owns and operates a sewing business. She has 5 years of experience in this line of business. Malaetele needs a loan to purchase new sewing materials and a new sewing machine. She hopes to use her profits to help her providw good financial support to her family and kids. She joined SPBD in 2011.
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.