Masela is a 23-year-old, married woman. She has three children. She makes and sells barbeque in her community, to earn a living. She has two years of experience with this business. Masela needs a loan to buy a box of chicken, mutton, sausages, soy sauce, a sack of potatoes, a bag of rice, and gas for the barbeque oven. She plans to use her profits to expand her business. Masela has been a member of SPBD since 2011.
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.