Iuni is a 58-year-old married woman with seven children. She makes and sells barbecued food in her community to earn a living. She has three years of experience with this business. Iuni needs a loan to buy chicken, sausage, tomato sauce, soy sauce, and a new barbecue set. She plans to use her profits to support her family and her kids' education. Iuni has been a member of SPBD for three years.
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.