Suifilifili operates a food stall three days a week in her local open air market. She prepares and sells hot food items such as fried mutton flaps, turkey tails, and chop suey with taro or banana. She is very popular because she provides a good product and gives good service.
Her sales are approximately 500 tala per day, which she uses to purchase food supplies, repay loans that she has received from SPBDF in the past, and to provide for the needs of her family.
She now wants to borrow an additional $1,200 to purchase food supplies and building materials to further expand 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.