Aolagi I. is forty-eight years of age and has a unique idea for earning money. Her small business project is selling tyres to those who do not have enough cash to buy brand new tyres. She sells the best quality tyres in different sizes. Most of her tyres are from New Zealand, and they are a second-hand product. She intends to use her loan to order more tyres, which will help her earn more money to keep her business running. Her family members are helping her run the business. She is thankful for her project because it gives her good money to buy food to feed her family.
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.