Agnes is 25 years old and married with three children. She wants to start a small business selling fish in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy a fishing net, lures, and other fishing gear.
In the future, Agnes hopes to buy another fishing boat to help out with her business. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to financial services.
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.