Christina is 20 years old and single with 1 child. She wants to start a small business of making and selling cooked food such as taro, fried chicken and so on in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy a box of chicken, bags of flour, onions, oil, foam plates and foil. In the future, Christina hopes to expand her business. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to financial services.
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.