Pua is 55 years old and married with two children. She owns and operates a small store, selling items such as food and miscellaneous products. She has been doing this for two years.
Pua needs a loan to buy rice, sugar, flour, tinned food, snacks, washing powder and soap. She hopes to use her profits to provide for her kids' education. She became a member of SPBD in 2013 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.