Elena is 29 years old and single with no children. She plans to start a business selling Elei (fabric printing) and printing. She has requested a loan to provide her with materials and equipment for her business. Elena will use her profits to improve and bring the best quality into her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2013.
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.