Sale is 50 years old and single with no children. She runs a small business selling varieties of handicrafts and elei in her community and has been doing this for many years. Sale has requested a loan to buy materials,painting, brushes, kava bowls, samoan earrings,fine mats and elei board for her business. She joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Sale will use to expand her business.
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.