Tomua is 51 years old and married with 6 children. She runs a small business selling fish in her community and has been doing this for 2 years. Tomua has requested a loan to buy hooks, nets and other gear. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Tomua will extend her house.
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.