Alapama is 38 years old and married with four children. She wants to start a small business making and selling pork buns, donuts and german buns in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy tools and things to start her business.
In the future, Alapama hopes to expand her business and to have more savings to help her family in the future. She joined SPBD this year 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.