Seilala is a 39-year-old married woman with five children. She makes and sells pancakes in her community to earn a living. She has many years of experience with this business.
Seilala needs a loan to buy a bag of flour, sugar, oil, baking powder and a frying pan. She plans to use her profits to pay for her children's school fees. Seilala became a member of 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.