Tile is 29 years old and married with two children. She runs a small business selling pancakes in her community and has been doing this for three years.
Tile has requested a loan to buy more goods for her business and for her home improvement. She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Tile will try to save more in order to improve her family's living condition.
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.