Marie is a 37-year-old woman who is married with four children. She runs a business selling food items and household items in her community. She has three years of experience with this business.
Marie has requested a loan to buy everything she needs in her store. She plans to use her profits to expand her business and save some for her children's school fees. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010.
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.