Evelina S.'s talent is sewing. This is what she wants to do for most of her life. She’s happy about her talent because it really helps her contribute to the needs of her family. She said that she could sew more than twenty-five articles of clothing a day. She believes having this project is very important to her and her family. Evelina intends to use her loan to buy equipment to fix her sewing machine and materials to sew for her customers.
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.