Pene is 56 years old and married with 6 children. She plans to extend her business by selling tinned fish, powder, flour, sugar, salt, ice cream, ice pops, chicken legs, etc.
She has requested a loan to buy snacks, soft drinks, flour, sugar, rice, salts, onions and chicken. Pene will use her profits to help with family matters and her children's education. She has been a member of SPBD since 2008.
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.