Fetineiai is 37 years old and married with 2 children. She has a small shop selling general items in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy a bag of flour, sugar sack, kitchen utensils and junk food. In the future, Fetineai hopes to extend her business. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to financial services.
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.