Mele is a 38-year-old married woman with four children. She would like to start fishing business to earn a living. Mele has requested a loan to purchase a canoe, fishing net and fishing spears to get her start. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. Mele will spend her profits to help her family's financial situation.
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.