Mavaega is a 54-year-old woman who is married with 7 children. She runs a business selling foods in her community. She has 3 years of experience with this business. Mavaega has requested a loan to purchase more goods to expand her business. She plans to save her profits in her account for her business needs. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010.
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.