Dora is 21 years old and single with no children. She runs a small business selling taro and banana chips in her community. She has been doing this for 2 years. Dora has requested a loan to buy taro, bananas, deep pots, cooking oil, salt and an oven. She joined SPBD this year to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Dora will help with her family's weekly expenses.
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.