Sou is 30 years old, married, and has five children. She runs a small business selling pork buns in her community, and has been doing this for two years.
Sou has requested a loan to buy flour, salt, meat, and oil. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Sou will make improvements to her home and help her children attend school.
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.