Apiseka is a new member; she joined SPBD this year. She is one of the most popular tailors in her village. She has been sewing clothes for more than 10 years, since she was 27 years old. She sews t shirts, puletasi (traditional Samoan garb worn by women) and haloa. Groups also ask Apiseka to make uniforms for them. She earns about $450 WST ($180 USD) a week.
About SPBDSouth 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.
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