Hana is a 22-year-old woman who is single. She runs a business printing elei in her community. She has 2 years of experience with this business. Hana has requested a loan to buy paints, brushes, materials, rollers, sketch boards, etc. She plans to use her profits to extend her business and support her family. She joined SPBD in 2013 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.