Sulimauga is 50 years old and married with 4 children. She owns and operates a small store, selling items such as soft drinks, sugar, cigarettes, flour, onions etc. She has been doing this for 4 years. Sulimauga needs a loan to buy soft drinks, noodles, onions, cigarettes, and canned food her shop. She hopes to use her profits to pay for her children's school fees. She became a member of SPBD in 2010 to gain access to capital for her business.
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.