Gautaala is 52 years old and married with six children. She makes and sells elei designing items (for traditional fabric printing) to earn a living and has been doing this for four years.
Gautaala has requested a loan to purchase working equipment and tools. She plans to use her profits to improve her business. She 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.