Mativa is a 24-year-old woman with no children. She would like to extend her small business, selling Lava-Lava (traditional Polynesian clothing) in her community. In order to do this, Mativa needs a loan to buy fabric, paints, brushes, milled fabrics, paint rollers, stencils, and an elei carving board. She hopes to use her profits to save for family needs. She became a member of SPBD in 2014.
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.