Salele is 32 years old and married with four children. She plans to start a business selling goods like snacks, soaps, flours, sugar, salt, rice, chickens, sausages, laundry powder, wash soaps, and soft drinks. She has requested a loan to buy bar soaps, cigarettes, matches, tin fish, and corned beef. Salele will use her profits to improve her kids' education and to improve her business and her family matters. She 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.