Mamapo is 52 years old and married with five children. She runs a small business that sell pancakes and Elei Materials printing in her community and has been doing this for three years. Mamapo has requested a loan to buy ingredients to make pancakes, including flour, sugar, baking powder and cooking oil, plus materials for her Elei business such as fabric materials, fabric paints and brushes. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Mamapo will use the profit from her business to support her needs every day life and to be able to improve her business.
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.