Mauga is a 51-year-old woman who is married and has seven children. She runs a business selling elei (a traditional fabric-decorating technique) materials in her community. She has many years of experience with this business.
Mauga has requested a loan to buy fabrics, paints, brushes and elei design boards. She plans to use her profits to save for family needs. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to financial services.
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.