Katelinapoa is a 48-year-old married woman who has 7 children. She makes and sells ice cakes (flavoured ice) in her community to earn a living. She has 2 years of experience with this business. Katelinapoa needs a loan to buy ice cake ingredients. She plans to use her profits to provide financial support for her family. Katelinapoa has been a member of SPBD since 2011.
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.