Epenesa is 41 years old and married, with two children.
She runs a business sewing "elei' clothing (Samoan clothing from printed fabrics) in her community. She has two years of experience with this business.
Epenesa has requested a loan to buy materials, a sewing machine, needles, threads, and fabric material. She plans to use her profits to expand her business.
She joined SPBD in 2011 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.