Gustav is 28 years old and married with one child. She runs a small business selling snacks, curry, rice, soft drinks and more in her community; she has been doing this for two years.
Gustav joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital. She has requested a loan to purchase more goods for her canteen and food stall. Gustav will use her earnings for home improvement expenses and to 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.