Rosita is 48 years old, married, and has 10 children. She would like to start a small business, selling elei lavalava (sarongs printed with traditional designs) in her community. In order to do this, Rosita needs a loan to buy stencils, fabric paints, brushes, carved wood designs and gloves. She hopes to use her profits to save for her family needs. She has been a member of SPBD since 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.