Perosi is a 41-year-old married woman with four children. She makes and sells pork buns in her community to earn a living. She has two years of experience with this business. Perosi needs a loan to buy flour, soy sauce, oil and garlic onions. She plans to use her profits to improve her home and help with her children's education. Perosi has been a member of SPBD since 2010.
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.