Manuao is 28 years old and married with two children. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to financial services.
Manuao is requesting a loan to buy flour, oil, chicken legs, onions, soy sauce, and garlic. She wants to start a small business making and selling pork buns in her community. In the future, Manuao hopes to earn a profit, improve her business, and help with her children's education.
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.