Seu is 43 years old and married with 7 children. She runs a small business selling biscuits, donuts, cooked noddles, etc. in her community and has been doing this for many years. Seu has requested a loan to buy a bag of rice, onions, curry, noodles and foil for her business. She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Seu will try to expand her business to all schools in her district.
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.