Saitapaa is 30 years old and married, with three children. She has a small business, selling chicken and meat pies in her community.
Saitapaa needs a loan to purchase onions, a bag of flour, soy sauce, meat, chicken breasts, and a large pot.
With her profits, Saitapaa hopes to help pay for her family's weekly expenses. She joined South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) in 2008 to gain access to financial services.
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.