Taua is a 30-year-old woman who is married with one child. She runs a business of elei (traditional printed fabric) clothing in her community. She has two years of experience with this business.
Taua has requested a loan to buy fabric color paint, stencils, elei designs, a roller and materials. She plans to use her profits to expand her business. She joined SPBD in 2013 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.