Talaave is a 29-year-old married woman with two children. She makes and sells pancakes in her community to earn a living. She has two years of experience with this business. Talaave needs a loan to buy ingredients needed for her business. She plans to use her profits to expand her business. Talaave has been a member of SPBD since 2011.
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.