Lelava is 30 years old and married with 3 children. She runs an elei printing business where she prints lava-lava and sells them in her community. She has been doing this for 3 years. Lelava is requesting a loan to buy printing equipment such as paints, brushes, designs, and lava-lava. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. Lelava will use the profits from her sales to improve her family's assets.
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.