Fanuafou is 30 years old and is married with 3 children. She wants to start a small business making and selling pancakes in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy flour, cooking oil, yeast, a large cooking pot, and a gas oven. In the future, Fanuafou hopes to earn more income to help her business and her children's education. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to financial services.
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.