Mafutaga is 29 years old and has a partner of 3 years with 3 children. She has run a small business selling BBQ for years.
Mafutaga requests a loan to buy mutton flaps, sausages, chicken leg quarters, soy sauce, tomato sauce and garlic onions. She joined SPBD to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Mafutaga will pay for her children's school fees.
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.