Talaiga is thirty-four years old and married with four children. She owns and operates a business venture, making elei (Samoan printed cloth). She has three years of experience in this line of business.
Talaiga needs a loan to buy more materials and supplies like paint. She hopes to use her profits to improve business. She joined SPBD in 2009 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.