Faafofola is 38 years old. She is married and has four children. She wants to start a small business making and selling pancakes in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy flours, oil, sugar, gas oven, large tin bowl, baking powder. In the future, Faafofola hopes to improve her business to help her kids' educations and her family matters. She joined SPBD in 2012 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.