Poutasi is 54 years old and married with 5 children. She operates a small BBQ stall selling it to the public passing by her around her village. She has been doing this for 4 years. Poutasi has requested a loan to buy ingredients for her barbeque such as boxes of chicken leg quarters, mutton flaps, Sacks of Rice, Onion, Soya, Paper cups and plates. She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. With her earnings,Poutasi will look at improving her business and also help out with her family's immediate needs.
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.