Iusitina is 32 years old and married with 1 child. She wants to start a small business making and selling pork buns in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy flour, oil, sugar, salts, a large cooking pot and chicken.
In the future, Iusitina hopes to use her business profits to help her family and her business. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to financial services.
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.