Debra is a 34-year-old married woman with no children. She makes and sells BBQ in her community to earn a living. She has two years of experience in this business. Debra needs a loan to buy meats and a new BBQ maker to enhance her business with higher quality. She plans to use her profits to support her family. Debra 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.