Elesi is 44 years old and married, with two children.
She runs a small business selling ice-cake and pork buns in her community, and she has been doing this for many years.
Elesi has requested a loan to buy a box of chicken, soy sauce, garlic, onions, salt, cordials, sugar, and foam cups.
She joined SPBD in 2008 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Elesi will expand 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.