Maimoaga is a 24-year-old unwed woman who is the mother of three children. She earns a living by farming a small vegetable garden and running a bakery. She has been doing this for the last seven years and is requesting a loan to buy various supplies, including weed killer, a sprayer, a wheelbarrow and, for her bakery, a new stove, tongs, olive oil, a bag of flour, sugar and yeast. She has been a member of SBPD since 2007. Maimoaga will use the profits from her sales to support her family and to pay 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.