Stella is 31 years old and married, with two children. She wants to start a small general store and sell rice, sugar, soft drinks, washing powder, soap, etc.
To do this, she needs a loan to buy rice, sacks of sugar, washing powder, soap, and soft drinks. In the future, Stella hopes to have a store all by herself. She joined South Pacific Business Development (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.