Faamita is 22 years old and married with one child. She wants to start a small business making and selling Elei (fabric printing) materials in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy materials, paints, stencils, boards, etc. In the future, Faamita hopes to save for her child's future and to improve her business. She joined SPBD 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.