Makerita is 36 years old and married with 3 children. She would like to start a small business, sewing and designing clothes to sell at the market. To do this, Makerita needs a loan to buy a new sewing machine, sewing materials, and printing materials. She hopes to use her profits to improve her business and to support her family. She has been a member of SPBD since 2013.
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.