Maselina is 46 years old and married with 11 children. She wants to start a small business making and selling pork cake in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to purchase flour, cooking oil, a big frying pan, soy sauce, and garlic onion for her business.
In the future, Maselina hopes to expand her business. She joined SPBD in 2012 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.