Korina, age 51 and widowed with five children, makes and sells elei printed material to earn a living, She has been engaged in this business for four years.
Korina joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to financial services. She has requested a loan in order to buy fabric paint, brushes, stencils, a cutter, material, rollers, and new wooden carved designs.
She plans to use her increased profits to cover her family's weekly expenses.
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.