Donna is a 38-year-old woman who is married with five children. She has had a small business, a retail shop, for three years. Donna needs a loan to buy bags of sugar, rice, snacks, chicken legs, mutton flaps, herrings, salt, snacks and soft drinks. She will use her profits to improve her business and to help her family and pay for her kids' education. Donna joined SPBD in 2011 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.