Doreen is 18 years old and single with no children. She runs a small business selling fish in her community and has been doing this for 2 years. Doreen has requested a loan to buy fishing gears ,fishing line, fishing rod and fishing net. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Doreen will use to improve her current 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.