Orepa is 22 years old and single. She has a small billiard table business, which she has been doing for two years.
Orepa joined SPBD this year to gain access to financial services. She is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy a new pool table and new cue tips. She will use her profits to maintain the well-being of her family.
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.