Filifili is forty-seven years old and married with four children. She runs a small business selling light foods in her community and has been doing this for two years. Filifili has requested a loan to purchase goods in order to restock her canteen. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Filifili will improve her business and help her family.
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.