Fia is 60 years old and married with four children. She wants to start a small business preparing and selling raw fish in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy equipment such as fishing rods, nets, a canoe, etc. In the future, Fia hopes to save for her children's education and for her business. She joined SPBD 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.