Mouena is 46 years old, married, and has 5 children. She runs a small business selling meat buns and pancakes in her community and has been doing this for 3 years. Mouena has requested a loan to buy flour, cooking oil, salt, onions, chicken, and a large cooking pot. She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Mouena will improve her business.
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.