Fuisa is a 42-year-old married woman with 10 children. She makes and sells ice cake in her community to earn a living. She has many years of experience with this business. Fuisa needs a loan to buy plastic cups, a tank, an ice bell, sacks of sugar and a deep freezer. She plans to use her profits to support her family and improve her business. Fuisa has been a member of SPBD since 2013.
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.