Laina is 28 years old and married with three children. She owns and operates a business venture, a taxi business. She has two years of experience in this line of business.
Laina needs a loan to buy seat covers for her taxi, new tire replacements and to renew the taxi license registration. She hopes to use her profits to fulfill her family needs. She joined SPBD in 2011.
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.