Lupe is 30 years old and married with 4 children. She runs a small business selling pancakes in her community and has been doing this for 3 years. Lupe has requested a loan to buy flour, sugar, deep pots, yeast and cooking oil. She joined SPBD to gain access to funds. With her earnings, Lupe will pay for 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.