Avei is 47 years old and a partner, with four children. She runs a small business, selling pancakes in her community and she has been doing this for five years.
Avei has requested a loan to buy a bag of flour, a bag of sugar, cooking oil, a fryer, etc. She joined South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) in 2009 to gain access to capital.
With her earnings, Avei will save more for unexpected emergencies and for her children's education.
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.