Taimane is a 50-year-old married woman with five children. She catches fish and sells them within her community to earn a living. She has been selling fish in the village for two years. Taimane needs a loan to buy a fishing net and other equipment. She plans to use her profits to expand the business. Taimane has been a member of SPBD since 2011.
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.