Aiganapule is a 42-year-old woman who is married with 2 children. She runs a taxi in her community for a living, and she has 5 years with this business.
Aiganapule needs a loan to buy tires, a car seat, mats, etc. She will use her profits to support her family and to pay for her children's education. Aiganapule joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to financial services.
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.