Malaea is 38 years old and married with four children. She owns and operates a business venture, selling different merchandise in her community. She has many years of experience in this line of business.
Malaea needs a loan to pay for bags of rice, sugar, salt, toilet paper, snacks, soft drinks, noodles, and mosquito coils.
She hopes to use the profits of her business to help pay for her children's education. She joined SPBD in 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.