Rita is a 49-year-old married woman with four children. She makes and sells clothes in her community to earn a living. She has four years of experience with this business.
Rita needs a loan to buy a sewing table and needles and to pay for her kids' school fees. She plans to use her profits to expand her business in the future. Rita has been a member of SPBD since 2010.
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.