Vicky ia s 35-year-old woman with 2 children. She runs a small stall at the town flea market to sell to the public and tourists. This is the second year she has been with the SPBD program.
Her partner of 6 years, helps her with her business. She plans to use this money to purchase souvenir handicrafts, baskets, jewelry, traditional head dresses, grass skirts, table mats, and mats.
Vicky makes good profit from her business and hopes to continue to manage it well. She wants to help meet their family's weekly essential needs.
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.