Ihana is 52 years old, married with 5 children. She has been operating her small grocery shop for six years now. She has reapplied for another loan to restock her shop and also things to renovate her home. These things are stocks such as tin fish, laundry powder, flour, sugar, salt, ice cream, ice pop, chicken leg quarters and etc. She also wants to buy iron roofing for her house.Ihana reinvests her profits on her shop and assist with her family's daily needs.
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.