Fialupe is 28 years old and married with one child. She makes and sells elei lavalava (traditional cloth) to earn a living and has been doing this for two years.
Fialupe has requested a loan to buy an elei board, brushes etc. She plans to use her profits to expand her business. She joined SPBD in 2011 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.