Otila is 32 years old and married with two children. She runs a small business selling ice cakes in her community and has been doing this for two years.
Otila has requested a loan to buy a cooler, cordials, sugar, foam cups, and Chinese candy. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Otila hopes to renew her home.
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.