Lotovale is 51 years old and married with five children. She runs a small business selling BBQ in her community and has been doing this for two years.
Lotovale has requested a loan to buy chicken leg quarters, sausages, soya sauce, and mutton flaps. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Lotovale will help pay for her children's education.
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.