Orepa is 35 years old and single, with no children. She makes and sells elei printed material to earn a living, and she has been doing this for three years.
Orepa has requested a loan to buy more materials. She plans to use her profits to buy more furniture. She joined SPBD in 2010 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.