Usufono is a 53-year-old married woman with 4 children. She makes and sells pancakes in her community to earn a living. She has 1 year of experience with this business.
Usufono needs a loan to buy flour, oil, a new cooking oven, baking soda, sugar, and a large tin bowl. She plans to use her profits to help her family's situation and her kids' education. Usufono has been a member of SPBD since 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.