Mary is 27 years old and single with 1 child. She runs a small business selling pancakes in her community and has been doing this for 1 year. Mary has requested a loan to buy flour, cooking oil, sugar, and baking soda. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Mary will help her family expand the 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.