Fuapepe is 26 years old and married, with one child. She wants to start a small business, making and selling biscuits in her community.
To do this, she needs a loan to buy sacks of flour, an oven, yeast, sugar, milk, eggs, and butter. In the future, Fuapepe hopes to expand her business. She joined South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) 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.