Noatia is 39 years old and married with six children. She runs a small business selling German buns in her community and has been doing this for many years.
Noatia has requested a loan to buy sacks of flour, sugar, yeast, oil, coconuts and a gas burner. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Noatia will improve/extend her business and provide for her children's education.
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.