Pupu is a 59-year-old woman who is married with 5 children. She has a small sewing business. Pupu is asking for a loan to help her pay for her daughter's university fee and registration. She will also use part of the loan to buy materials, threads and needles for her sewing business.
Pupu joined SPBD in 2006 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.