Atu is 28 years old and married, with one child. She owns and operates a small store, selling items such as sugar, flour, rice, and onions. She has been doing this for two years.
Atu needs a loan to buy salt, sugar, flour, rice, soap, and cooking oil. She hopes to use her profits to save money in the bank.
She became a member of South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) two years ago, 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.