Diana is 43 years old, married, and has four children. She owns and operates a small store, selling a variety of items. She has been doing this for eight years. Diana needs a loan to buy a sack of onions, a bag of flour, sacks of rice, and soft drinks. She hopes to use her profits for the betterment of her children’s education. She became a member of SPBD to gain access to capital for her business.
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.