Vi is 65 years old and married with six children. She has a small store selling a variety of items. She has requested a loan to buy a new display fridge, a chest freezer, snacks and cigarettes.
Vi will use her profits to pay for her children's education. She has been a member of SPBD since 2013.
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.