Roseli, a 25-year-old married mother of two, has been running a small business selling chips in her community for four years now. She joined SPBD to gain access to capital and has requested a loan to buy taro, breadfruit, cooking oil, deep pots, and salt. With her earnings, Roseli will help meet her family's financial needs.
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.