Rosalina is 26 years old and single with no children. She runs a small business selling snacks, popcorn, ice pops, etc. in her community and has been doing this for two years. Rosalina has requested a loan to purchase new food items. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Rosalina will extend her business and improve her home.
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.