Uaina is 41 years old, married, and has four children. She wants to start a small business making and selling handicrafts such as baskets, fans, mats, etc. in her community. To do this, she is requesting a loan to buy bandanas, paints, feathers, bamboos, etc. In the future, Uaina hopes to extend her business and improve the living conditions of her family. 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.