Tepora is 33 years old and married with three children. She runs a small business selling pancakes in her community. She has been doing this for one year.
Tepora has requested a loan to buy flour, oil, a gas oven, a large cooking pot and a large frying pan. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Tepora will use her profits to 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.