Maila is a 25-year-old married woman with six children. She makes and sells pancakes in her community to earn a living. She has two years of experience in this business. Maila needs a loan to purchase flour, eggs, sugar and a big frying pan. She plans to use her profits to increase and improve her business. Maila became a member of SPBD in 2012.
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.