Ana is 21 years old and married with one child. She runs a small business selling pancakes in her community and has been doing this for one year. Ana has requested a loan to buy ingredients needed for running her business. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Ana will improve her business.
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.