Luisa is 27 years old and married with five children. For the past two years, she has made and sold two-piece dresses for ladies, shirts for men, and children's dresses. Luisa joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to financial services.
Luisa is requesting a loan to buy material, threads, and rubber bands. She plans to use the profit from her loan to pay for her family's household expenses.
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.