Silia is 70 years old and married with five children. She runs a small business selling fish in her community and has been doing this for three years. Silia has requested a loan to buy four fishing nets and two diving suits. She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital.
With her earnings, Silia will help pay for her children's school fees.
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.