Maiseava is a 54-year-old widow with 2 children. She owns and operates a small store, selling items such as sugar, salt, flour etc. She has been doing this for many years. Maiseava needs a loan to purchase more goods to restock her business. She hopes to use her profits to provide her family with everyday needs and to expand her business. She became a member of SPBD in 2008 to gain access to capital for her business.
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.