Susana is a 25 year old single woman with no children. She makes and sells pancakes in her community to earn a living. She has 2 years of experience with this business. Susana needs a loan to buy pancake ingredients. She plans to use her profits to improve the financial situation of her family. Susana has been a member of SPBD since 2012.
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.