Veronika is 47 years old and married with 5 children. She runs a small business selling snacks and finger foods, etc., in her community and has been doing this for 3 years.
Veronika has requested a loan to buy a box of chicken, sausages, mutton flaps (mutton belly meat), rice, soy sauce, dripping oil, sugar and tomato sauce. She joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Veronika will help her family with their every needs.
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.