Peka is 44 years old and married, with seven children.
She wants to start a small business making and selling rice and curry in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy a cooking oven, rice, chickens, curry powder, onions, flour, and a tin bowl.
In the future, Peka hopes to improve her business to help her family and her kids' educations. 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.