Alofa is a 26-year-old married woman with one child. She makes and sells rice, curry, and sausages in her community to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years.
Alofa needs a loan to buy bag of rice, boxes of chicken, sausages, curry powder, onions, and soy sauce for her business.
She plans to use her profits to renovate her home.
Alofa 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.