Afiafi is 29 years old and married with three children. She runs a small business selling pancakes in her community and has been doing this for two years.
Afiafi has requested a loan to buy a bag of flour, sugar, baking powder, dripping oil, tongs, a large spoon and a frying pan.
She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. With her earnings,Afiafi wants to support her family and save more money for 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.