Rosita is 23 years old and married with 4 children. She owns and operates a fabric painting business venture called Elei. She has 2 years of experience in this line of work. Rosita needs a loan to buy fabrics, fabric paint, brushes, stencils, an Elei carved board, gloves and an art paint roller. She hopes to use her profits to provide for her family's daily needs. She joined SPBD in 2009.
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.