Eline is 32 years old and married; she has four children. She owns and operates a business venture, sewing. She has three years of experience in this line of business. Eline needs a loan to buy an overlock sewing machine, fabric, thread, tape measure, scissors and needles. She hopes to use her profits to support her family. She joined SPBD in 2013.
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.