Atoe is 43 years old and married, with six children. She runs a small business selling ice blocks and ice cream in her community. She has been doing this for 5 years.
Atoe has requested a loan to purchase a new fridge, foam cups, sugar, a cooler, and kool-aid for her business. She joined SPBD in 2007 to gain access to capital.
With her earnings, Atoe will provide her family's daily needs.
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.