Fualilia is 42 years old and married with 6 children. She runs a small business selling snacks, donuts, pork buns and drinks in her community and has been doing this for 2 years. Fualilia has requested a loan to purchase goods for her canteen, e.g., snacks, soft drinks, etc. She joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Fualilia will plan to improve her canteen from the village to sell in public places and to help her children with school fees.
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.