Tiuana is a 39-year-old married woman with six children. She makes and sells pancakes in her community to earn a living. She has four years of experience with this business.Tiuana needs a loan to to buy a new frying pan, a sack of flour, vegetable oil, etc. She plans to use her profits to help her with family needs. Tiuana has been a member of SPBD since 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.