Mariafatima is 29 years old and married with 5 children. She runs a small business selling fish in her community and has been doing this for many years. Mariafatima has requested a loan to buy fishing nets,fishing rod, fishing line ,hooks and spears. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Mariafatima will use for her family daily 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.