Sapi is 29 years old, married and the mother of one child. She earns a living by fishing and selling what she catches. She has been in this line of work for three years and is requesting a loan to buy a new fishing net and other gear for her business. She plans to use her profits to save for her child's education. Sapi has been a member of SPBD since 2008.
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.