Sue is 42 years old and married with 5 children. She makes and sells printed material to earn a living and has been doing this for 4 years. She has requested a loan to buy material, fabric paint, brushes, and stencils. She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to financial services. She plans to use her profits to buy some new furniture.
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.