Anapogi is 32 years of age and married. She has three children.
Anapogi works in her business, catching and selling ocean-caught fish. She has two years of experience in this business.
Anapogi needs a loan of WST 1,500 to purchase an extra fishing net and fishing equipment. She plans to use the profit from her business (estimated to be 250 talas or US $104 per week) to improve and expand the business.
In 2010, Anapogi joined SPBD to gain access to financial services. Most of SPBD's clients are unable to borrow from commercial banks because they lack collateral. This is Anapogi's second loan with SPBD.
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.