Filipina is 35 years old and married with no children. She runs a small business selling pancakes in her community and has been doing this for just a few years now.
Filipina has requested a loan to buy sugar, flour dripping oil, yeast, eggs and baking soda. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital.
With her earnings, Filipina will help her family's daily expenses.
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.