Marqueritte is a 34-year-old woman who is married with three children. She runs a business selling food and local goods in her community. She has two years of experience in this business.
Marqueritte has requested a loan to buy noodles, milk, sugar, tin fish, cigarettes, soft drinks, Vailima beer, ice cream, snacks, toilet papers, laundry soap, mosquito coils, and chicken. She plans to use her profits to save for family needs. She has been a member of SPBD since 2014.
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.