Suititi is 55 years old and married with seven children. She runs a small business selling ice cakes in her community and has been doing this for nine years. Suititi has requested a loan to buy a large chest freezer, cordials, bags of sugar, large buckets, foam cups and a large spoon. She joined SPBD in 2005 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Suititi will pay 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.