Loreta is 57 years old and married with 5 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, oil, a gas oven, plastic bags and yeast. In the future, Loreta hopes to earn more profit and help with 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.