Polini is 34 years old, married, and has one child. She wants to start a small business making and selling pancakes in her community. To do so, she is requesting a loan to buy ingredients needed in her business.
In the future, Polini hopes to improve her business so she can earn good income. She 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.