Evagelia is a 27-year-old who is married with no children. She plans to start a small elei fabric printing business. Evagelia needs a loan to purchases paint brushes, materials and colored paints for her business. She will use her profits to supply her family with their daily needs. Evagelia joined SPBD in 2012 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.