Ana is 51 years old and married with 8 children. She wants to start a small business making and selling ice-cakes in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy a fridge, sugar, plastic bags, barrow, Kool-aid, and foam cups. In the future, Ana hopes to continue her business to earn money for her family meet their daily needs. 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.