Masela is 21 years old and married, with two children.
She runs a small business selling snacks, soft drinks, pancakes, and buns in her community. She has been doing this for five years. Masela has requested a loan to buy more stocks of ingredients. She joined SPBD to gain access to capital.
With her earnings, Masela will help out with her family's weekly expenses.
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.