Elisapeta is 22 years old and married with five children. She wants to start a small business making and selling food in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy more supplies, such as chips, cookies, snacks, etc. In the future, Elisapeta hopes to save for her children's education and for the betterment of her family. She joined SPBD to gain access to financial services.
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.