Sialuga is a 42-years-old married woman with six children. She makes and sells rice, taro, chow mein, frying chicken and curry in the Vaitele Tai Primary School and in her community to earn a living. She has two years of experience with this business.
Sialuga needs a loan to buy rice, boxes of chicken, vegetables, foam plates, curry powder and Glad wrap. She plans to use her profits to save for family needs. Sialuga has been a member of SPBD since 2010.
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.