Etevise is a 43-year-old married woman with seven children. She grows and sells vegetables in her community. She has two years of experience with this business. Etevise needs a loan to purchase some new equipment and more seeds. She plans to use her profits to expand her business. Etevise has been a member of SPBD since 2010.
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.