Savali is 64 years old and a widow with 8 children. She runs a small business selling keke-puaa (pork bun) in her community and has been doing this for 2 years. Savali has requested a loan to not only to improve her business, but do some repairs on her home as well. She joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Savali will help provide for her children education and her family daily need.
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.