Malia is a 36-year-old mother with four children. Her husband is the fisherman of the family and she helps sell fresh fish in her community to earn a living. She has many years of experience with this business.
Malia needs a loan to buy fishing gear and other equipment listed above (fishing net, canoe, ropes, fishing strings, bullets) for her business. She plans to use her profits to support her family. Malia has been a member of SPBD since 2010.
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.