Via is 52 years old and married with six children. She runs a small business selling barbeque in her community and has been doing this for two years. Via has requested a loan to buy chicken, sausage, soy sauce, garlic, onions and tomato sauce. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Via will help her kids and improve their home.
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.