Telesia is a 34 year old married woman with six children. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010.
She catches and sells fish in her community to earn a living. She has many years of experience with this business.
Telesia needs a loan to buy new equipment. She plans to use her profits to help educate her children.
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.