Atalani is 52 years old and married with six children. She runs a small business selling canteen (foods) in her community and has been doing this for three years.
Atalani has requested a loan to buy ingredients needed for making her canteen.
She joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to capital. Atalani will use her earnings to improve her business to get more money.
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.