Patisepa owns a small shop at Toamua village. She is an experienced entrepreneur, having own her business for 10 years. She tries to maintain a good selection of items in her shop that would be in demand by passing shoppers. Patisepa’s business is a large source of income for her, her husband, Lafi, and their 12 children. She makes $700 (local dollars) profit in a typical month. She has requested a loan of $900 (U.S. dollars) to purchase new inventory. We are happy for this opportunity to continue assisting Patisepa as she works to 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.