Vinemoto is a 42 year old mother of 5 children, 3 working and 2 in school. Her husband works for Samoa National Provident Fund as a driver. Vinemoto’s business is sewing. It’s her favorite hobby that was taught to her by her mother. Vinemoto is a brave woman, who has worked for some organizations in the past years. Vinemoto wasn’t happy about her working life because she knew she had a talent that she needed to shine. So she resigned 25 years ago and started her own sewing business. Vinemoto’s talent enabled her to start her business and at the same time build up her skills and talent while earning.
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.