Leata is 38 years old and married, with three children.
She wants to start a small bakery business, making and selling pork buns, donuts, cream buns, German buns, and biscuits in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy flour, salt, yeast, baking powder, pork meat, sugar, and oil.
In the future, Leata hopes to improve her business. 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.