Tepora is a 47-year-old widow, with five children. She has a small business, providing a tailoring service to the community. She has many years with this business.
Tepora needs a loan to buy a sewing machine, materials, thread, needles, scissors, and oil. She will use her profits to support her children's education.
Tepora joined South Pacific Business Development (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.