Luaao Lusia is 59 years old and married with seven children. She wants to start a small business making and selling Ice cake in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy more supplies such as foam cups, drink mix, sack sugar, Chinese lollies, etc. In the future, Luaao Lusia hopes to improve her business and pay for her children's school fees. She joined SPBD in to gain access to financial services.
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.