Maatane is a 32-year-old woman, who is married and has four children. She has a small business of 'elei' printing. She has many years with this business. Maatane needs a loan to buy 'elei' designs, rollers, brushes, fabric color paints, and other materials.
She will use her profits to improve her business. Maatane 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.