Peka is a 32-year-old married woman with six children. She makes and sells ice cake, and grows vegetables in a vegetable garden and sells her vegetables in her community to earn a living. She has three years of experience with this business.
Peka needs a loan to purchase timber, sacks of cement mix, nails to renovate her house, school uniforms for her kids, and more cordial or icebel mix, sugar, plastic cups and etc for her ice cake business. She plans to use her profits to support her family. Peka has been a member of SPBD since 2010.
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.