Lupe is 23 years old and single without children. She runs a small business selling BBQ meat in her community; she has been doing this for two years. Lupe has requested a loan to buy mutton flaps, chicken leg quarters, soy sauce, and tomato sauce. She joined SPBD this year to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Lupe will hope to start a savings account for her future.
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.