Avei is a 44-year-old married woman with seven children. She makes and sells pancakes and pork buns in her community to earn a living. She has two years of experience with this business.
Avei needs a loan to buy flour, sugar, baking powder and oil. She plans to use her profits to support her family and kids. Avei has been a member of SPBD since 2013.
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.