Siiva is 26 years old and married with five children. She makes and sells elei printing materials to earn a living and has been doing this for one year.
Siiva has requested a loan to buy paints, design board, roll materials, brushes, rubbers, and a new sewing machine. She plans to use her profits to improve her business and her kids' educations. She joined South Pacific Business Development (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.