Ateliana is a 41-year-old single woman with no children. She would like to start selling taro, bananas, etc. to earn a living.
Ateliana has requested a loan to buy new equipment for her business.
She has been a member of SPBD for two years. Ateliana will spend her profits to expand 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.