Ita is 52 years old and married with five children.
She would like to start a small business of sewing clothes for a living. In order to do this, Ita needs a loan to buy a sewing machine, threads, nails and materials.
She hopes to use her profits to support her family, pay her children's school fees and to save for unexpected emergencies. 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.