Being a hard-working mother is not an easy task, especially when you have to provide for both your children and grandchildren. Starting with selling chips, Solema now sells barbeque and handicrafts. Solema still believes that when there is no pain, there is no gain. At 54 years old, she is on her feet all the time. She uses the money she earns from the sales to take care of her family. Furthermore, she plans to have her own stall in the local flea market.
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.