Silafaga is a thirty-eight year old mother of three kids. She owns a convenience shop in her village of Alaoa. She started her business with a canteen selling ice cakes, cigarettes etc. And now she has expanded her business to a grocery shop. The income is used for multiple reasons, but her first priority is her payment every week as she wants to continue her relationship with SPBD. She earns $28 profit daily after all expenses.
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.