Talalelei is a 65 year old married woman with two children. She makes and sells pork buns in her community to earn a living. She has three years of experience with this business.
Talalelei needs a loan to buy bags of flour, oil and salt. She plans to use her profits to extend her business.
Talalelei 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.