Iupeli is 53 years old and married with 5 children. She runs a small business selling ice cakes in her community and has been doing this for 5 years. Iupeli has requested a loan to buy foam cups, cordials, sugar, a cooler and a freezer. She joined SPBD to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Iupeli will help with her family's weekly expenses.
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.