Matile is a 48-year-old, married woman, who has three children. She makes and sells donuts, snacks, and drinks in her community to earn a living. She has many years of experience with this business. Matile needs a loan to purchase more goods for her canteen. She plans to use her profits to meet her family's needs, and for the children's education. Matile joined 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.