Lesalautofa is a 27-year-old married woman with 2 children. She makes and sells pork buns in her community to earn a living. She has 1 year of experience in this business. Lesalautofa needs a loan to buy more flour, onions, soy sauce, pork, and garlic. She plans to use her profits to improve her business, to provide her kids with an education, and to address family matters. Lesalautofa 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.