Suliveta is a 35 year old married woman with 4 children. She catches and sells fish in her community to earn a living. She and her husband have being doing this for many years. Suliveta needs a loan to buy fishing gear such as spears, goggles, nets and a canoe. She plans to use her profits to improve the business. Suliveta has been a member of SPBD since 2009.
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.