Rasela is a 52-year-old married woman with six children. She makes and sells popcorn in her community to earn a living. She has six years of experience in this business. Rasela needs a loan to buy popcorn, butter, popcorn machine and salt. She plans to use her profits to improve her business and provide the best quality product. Rasela has been a member of SPBD since 2008.
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.