Orinalitara is 22 years old and unmarried with no children. She runs a small business selling chips in her community and has been doing this for one year. Orinalitara has requested a loan to buy dripping oil, an oven, plastic bags, salt, and a sack of raw bananas. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Orinalitara provide for her family's daily needs and wants.
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.