Mavaega is 28 years old, married, and has three children. She has a small lawn mowing business, which she has been doing for five years.
Mavaega is requesting a loan from SPBD, which she will use to buy a new lawn mower, oil, petrol, and safety boots. She will use her profits to improve her family's standard of living and expand her business. Mavaega joined SPBD in 2010 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.