Nooroa is 25 years old and married and has one child. She owns and operates a small store, selling a variety of items. She has been doing this for three years.
Nooroa needs a loan to buy a box of chicken leg quarters, a box of mutton flaps, sausages, sugar, flour and cooking oil. She hopes to use her profits to help with her family's financial needs. She became a member of SPBD to gain access to capital for her business.
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.