Noriko is a 32-year-old mother of six. Her business is running a flea market stall of handicrafts at the Savalalo market. She also sells in front of her house. She makes $100.00-150.00 WST ($40-60 USD) a day from selling handicrafts and she uses her earnings to help support her family.
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.