Amanda is a woman of 35 years old who is married with five children. She runs a small brick business to earn a living. She has four years experience with this business.
Amanda needs a loan to buy new tools and equipment like cement, a wheelbarrow, sand, spade, etc. needed for the production of bricks. She will use her profits to buy herself a new truck for delivery in the near future. Amanda joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to financial services.
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.