Salafai is 41 years old and married with six children. She runs a small business selling fruits and vegetables in her community and has been doing this for two years. Salafai has requested a loan to buy vegetable gardening tools. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Salafai will expand her business.
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.