Eleitino is a 24-year-old married woman with three children. She makes and sells cups and bowls of noodles, as well as snacks, sausage rolls and the like in her community to earn a living. She has three years of experience in this business. Eleitino needs a loan to buy an urn, a gas stove, cooking pots and pans, a microwave oven, forks, spoons, foam plates and cups. She plans to use her profits to expand her business. Eleitino has been a member of SPBD since 2010.
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.