Evelina is 36 years old and married with 6 children. She owns and operates a business venture, sewing and selling clothes in her community. She has 4 years of experience in this line of business. Evelina needs a loan to buy a new sewing machine and materials. She hopes to use her profits to pay her children's school fees and to help her business in the future. She joined SPBD in2009.
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.