Etuini is a 39 year-old married woman who has eight children. She would like to start a small business selling elei lavalava in her community. In order to do this, Etuini needs a loan to buy stencils, fabric color paint, materials, a roller and elei carved design board. She hopes to use her profits to save for family needs. She has been a member of SPBD in 2013.
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.