Fili is 36 years old and married with six children. She runs a small business selling fish in her community and has been doing this for many years. Fili has requested a loan to buy nets and other fishing gear. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Fili will use her next loan to improve 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.