Mary is 21 years old and is married with one child. She runs a small business selling barbecue in her community and has been doing this for 2 years. Mary has requested a loan to buy soy sauce, garlic, onions, rice, cucumbers, potatoes, chicken, mutton flaps, and sausages for her barbecue. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Mary will help provide for her family's everyday needs.
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.