Tiute is 48 years old and married with 7 children. She owns and operates a business venture, Elei. She has many years of experience in this line of business. Tiute needs a loan to buy fabric paints, stencils, brushes, paint roller, materials, and elei carved board. She hopes to use her profits to support her family and improve her business. 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.