Lepopea is a 35-year-old woman who is married with five children. She has a small business, lawn mowing. She has been doing this business for one year. Lepopea needs a loan to buy two lawn mowers and oil. She will use her profits to improve her business and to help her family. Lepopea joined SPBD in 2014 to gain access to financial services.
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.