Niuperiti is a 25-year-old married woman with three children. She makes and sells bags of popcorn in her community to earn a living. She has two years of experience with this business.
Niuperiti needs a loan to buy ingredients to make popcorn. She plans to use her profits to provide financial support to her family. Niuperiti 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.