Solialofi is a 20-year-old single woman with no children. She makes and sells banana chips and taro chips in her community to earn a living. She has one year of experience with this business.
Solialofi needs a loan to purchase cooking oil, a fryer, a gas oven, bananas and taro. She plans to use her profits to provide her family with daily needs. Solialofi became a member of SPBD in 2012.
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.