Saumama is 35 years old and single with 1 child. She makes and sells elei printed material to earn a living and has been doing this for 6 years.
Saumama has requested a loan to buy wooden carved designs, paint and material. She plans to use her profits to pay for her children's education. She joined SPBD in 2005 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.