Alisi is 46 years old and married with 5 children. She has a flowering garden where she sells them at the market or to the people who come over to place their orders with her.She also has pop plants that she sells. She has been doing this for 2 years. Alisi flowering business is doing well, but she needs a loan to pay for her kids school fees (one is attending university and the other is attending college) and also cements to patch up her home repairs.She has been a member of SBPD since 2009. Alisi uses her profits to reinvest it into her business and also to cater for her family's immediate 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.