Anoanoai is a 53-year-old married woman with 7 children. She makes and sells pancakes in her community to earn a living. She has many years of experience with this business. Anoanoai needs a loan to buy ingredients to expand her business. She plans to use her profits to fulfill her family's needs. Anoanoai has been a member of SPBD since 2010.
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.