Vironeta is 27-years-old and single with no children. She runs a small business selling pancakes in her community and has been doing this for two years. Vironeta has requested a loan to buy flour, sugar, a frying pan, cooking oil and yeast. She joined SPBD to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Vironeta will help with her family's weekly expenses.
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.