Sifaga is a 56-year-old married woman with five children. She makes and sells ice cakes (frozen snacks) in her community to earn a living. She has two years of experience with this business. Sifaga needs a loan to buy a sack of sugar, foam cups, etc. She plans to use her profits to support her family. Sifaga has been a member of SPBD since 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.