Pisi is 34 years old and married with 2 children. She owns and operates a small store selling items such as snacks, frozen goods and groceries. She has been doing this for many years.
Pisi needs a loan to buy milk, noodles, toilet rolls, mosquito coils, snacks, soft drinks, sugar, salt, flour, corned beef, tinned fish, laundry soap, laundry powder, cooking oil and snacks. She hopes to use her profits to help with her family's everyday needs. She became a member of SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital for 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.