Vaaiga is a 30-year-old single woman with 2 children. She makes and sells barbecue in her community to earn a living. She has 2 years of experience with this business. Vaaiga needs a loan to buy lamb, chicken, and sausages to improve the quality of her business. She plans to use her profits to improve her business and provide financial support for her family. Easter 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.