Liva is a 21 years old and unmarried. She owns and operates a canteen at the local school, selling a variety of snacks and lunch items, like pork buns and sandwiches. She has 2 years of experience in this business. Liva would like to use this loan of WST 1500 to purchase additional products for sale. She will use her profits to support her family and improve her business. This is her 4th 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.