Peivi is 45 years old and married with 3 children. She runs a small business selling cocoa in her community and has been doing this for 2 years. Peivi has requested a loan to buy cocoa beans and other items for her business. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to funds. With her earnings, Peivi will use her business profits to support her family.
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.