Rasela is 18 years old and married, with no children. She wants to start a small business making and selling pork buns in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy flour, sugar and other things needed for her business.
In the future, Rasela hopes to expand her business and to save more money for the future of her family. She joined SPBD this year to gain access to financial services.
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.