Omeka is 58, married, and has more than ten years' experience in sewing. Her business caters to locals, mostly people from her village. Her business is successful because people believe that it is cheaper to buy tailored clothes than ready-made ones. Her experience has gained her many customers some of whom come from overseas to buy her tailored clothes and designs.
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.