Dorthy is 35 years old and married with 8 children. She plans to start a business selling goods like canned fish, diapers, powder, chicken legs, soft drinks, twisties, etc. She has requested a loan to buy new goods for her shop. Dorthy will use her profits to help her children's education and family matters. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012.
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.