Faatalatala is 34 years old and married with 4 children. She runs a small business selling pancakes and coconuts in her community and has been doing this for 2 years. Faatalatala has requested a loan to buy sacks of flour, dripping oil, sugar, baking powder, cement, iron roofing and bricks for her business and home improvement. She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Faatalatala will improve her business to earn a good income.
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.