Sarona is 36 years old and married with six children. She wants to start an 'elei' (block printing on fabrics) business. To do this, she needs a loan to buy fabrics, fabric paints, stencils, a paint roller and thread. In the future, Sarona hopes to save for her children's school fees. She joined SPBD in 2012 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.