Fenumiai is 29 years old and maried with 2 children. She runs a small business selling ice-blocks in her community and has been doing this for two years.
Fenumiai has requested a loan to buy ice, sugar and Kool-aid and to pay for her children's school fees. She joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Fenumiai will continue her business to help supplement her family income.
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.