Maota is 33 years old and married with five children. She wants to start a small business making and selling pancakes in her community. Maota joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to financial services.
Maota is requesting a loan to buy a frying pan, bags of sugar and flour, cooking oil, tongs, and other supplies to make pancakes. In the future, she hopes to expand her business.
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.