Lolini is 20 years old and single with no children. She owns and operates a small store. She has been doing this for two years. Lolini needs a loan to buy soft drinks, snacks, sugar, and coffee. She hopes to use her profits to pay for her family's weekly expenses. She became a member of SPBD this year to gain access to capital for her business.
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.