Mouena is a 46-year-old married woman with 5 children. She makes and sells ice cakes in her community to earn a living. She has been doing this for 2 years. Mouena needs a loan to buy a sack of sugar, various flavorings, plastic cups, and containers. She plans to use her profits to expand her business. Mouena has been a member of SPBD since 2011.
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.