Suitala is 45 years old and married with children.
She runs a small business selling pancakes in her community and has been doing this for five years.
Suitala has requested a loan to buy a bag of flour, a bag of sugar, baking powder, etc., needed for her business.
She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Suitala will save her money to renew her house and pay her children's school fees.
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.