Suisala is 30 years old and married with 5 children. She owns and operates a small store, selling items such as ice pop, twistes, german buns,soft drinks,cigarette etc. She has been doing this for 3 years. Suisala needs a loan to buy twisties, soft drinks,cigarette, toilet papers, noodles, school fees and iron roofing. She hopes to use her profits to expand her business and to pay her children school fees. She became a member of SPBD in 2011 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.