Being a 54 year old mother of 10 and grandmother of 26, as well as one of the elderly in her community, Moe runs her business just like any other business person. Two years ago, she received financial assistance from SPBD and that helped start the business, which is a well-known shop within the district. Although it is successful, she has again requested financial support to maintain the shop in proper order, as well as to set up a communication service for passers-by and many without phones in the area.
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.