Anita is 50 years old and married with eight children. She makes and sells elei printed material to earn a living and has been doing this for six years. Anita has requested a loan to buy material, fabric paint, brushes, stencils, rollers, a large table and wooden carved designs. She plans to use her profits to expand and extend her business. She joined SPBD in 2008 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.