Laloasi is a 22-year-old married woman who has one child. She runs a business selling a variety of goods in her community. She has many years of experience with this business. Laloasi has requested a loan to buy noodles, milk, laundry detergent, soap, chicken, rice, mosquito coils, cigarettes, and soft drinks for her business. She plans to use her profits to support her family. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011.
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.