SPBD loans are Tiresa’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan with the traditional banks. Tiresa is a strong active lady running a retail shop in her village. Her husband is helping her run the shop. All her children are married and are staying with them.
About SPBDSouth 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.
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