Ropeta is 48 years old and married with seven children. She runs a small business selling barbecue (bbq) in her community and has been doing this for many years. Ropeta has requested a loan to purchase a box of chicken, sausage, mutton flaps, soy sauce, garlic, onion, tomato sauce, foil and foam plates.
She joined SPBD in 2007 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Ropeta will expand her business to earn more.
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.