Malaea is 46 years old and married with three children. She runs a small business selling barbeque in her community and has been doing this for three years. Malaea has requested a loan to buy a carton of chickens, mutton flaps, soya, onions, salt and gas ovens.
She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Malaea will hope to improve her business to help her family and support her kids 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.