Lone is 28 years old and married with one child. She plans to start a business selling Samoan oil, printed materials, etc. She has requested a loan to buy more supplies to be sold at her flea market. Lone will use her profits to extend her business. She became a member of SPBD this year..
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.