"Soolefai is 29 years old and a single woman with 3 children. She runs a small business selling chicken curry, rice, etc. in her community and has been doing this for 2 years. Soolefai has requested a loan to buy a gas oven, potatoes, onions, flour, etc. She joined SPBD in 2014 to gain access to capital. She will use her earnings to save for her children's education and to support her family financially."
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.