Sauleola is a married mother of two. The 50 year-old woman operates a popcorn business from her home and sells the popcorn to local schools and villagers. She has been in this line of business for the past four years, so she has a solid group of clients to whom she sells. Because she is so successful, she is building a store which will sell her popcorn and also cater to other needs and wants of local school children.
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.