Ailua is a married woman with 6 children. She is requesting this loan to buy new materials to repair her taxi. She wants to make it look neat and clean and to replace some of the old parts that are worn out. Ailua joined SPBD in 2009 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.