Tuileva is 26 years old and married with 4 children. She owns and operates her sewing business at a local flea market. She has 3 years of experience in this line of business. Tuileva needs a loan to buy fabric and other traditional patterns to make more clothes for her business. She hopes to use her profits to improve her business and to be able to support her family financially. She joined SPBD this year.
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.