Tiute is 36 years old and married with three children. She wants to start a small business making and selling pancakes in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy flours, oil, a gas oven, sugar, a large tin bowl and baking soda. In the future, Tiute hopes to improve her business to help her kids' education. She joined SPBD in 2011 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.