Sialea is 25 years old and married with two children. She wants to start a small business making and selling breads, pork buns, pancakes, etc. in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy yeast, flour, sugar, soy sauce, salt, onions, and baking powder. In the future, she hopes to be a successful businesswoman. She joined SPBD in 2012 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.