Avalisa is a 47-year-old woman who is married with two children. For five years, she has run a business selling general produce and other goods in her community.
Avalisa has requested a loan to buy boxes of chicken, lamb, and corned beef to sell in her shop. She plans to use her profits to improve her business and provide financial support for her family and children. She has been a member of SPBD since 2009.
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.