Pisila is a 27-year-old lady, with four children. She owns and operates a small store, selling items such as Lavalava shirts, make ups, souvenirs and painted fabric. She has been doing this for three years. Pisila needs a loan to buy fabric, paintbrushes, a design board and paints. She hopes to use her profits to support her family and kids. She became a member of SPBD in 2010 to gain access to capital for her business.
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.