Ekueta is a 49-year-old married woman with five children. She makes and sells banana chips and taro chips in her community to earn a living. She has many years of experience with this business.
Ekueta needs a loan to improve her business and to help her children's education. She plans to use her profits to provide the needs of her family. Ekueta has been a member of SPBD since 2009.
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.