Tinei is 48 years old and is married with seven kids. Two of her kids are in school and others are married. She is a hard-working mother who runs her own BBQ business. She started the BBQ business and because of her success, she is only now asking for her second loan. She has a strong work ethic with what she is doing. Tinei earns $180 profit a day from selling her BBQ. It is fun when she sells the BBQ everyday on the road in front of her house. With the next loan, she is planning to renovate her house.
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.