Luisa is 19 years old and married. She has two children.
She wants to start a small business making and selling pork cake in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy sack of flour, a box of chicken, dripping oil, soy-sauce, garlic, onion and a large cooking pot.
In the future, Luisa hopes to help her family meet its commitments and improve her business. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to financial services.
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.