Mary is a 25-year-old mother of three 3 children. She runs a small business selling ice-cakes in her local community and has been doing this for two years. Mary has requested a loan to buy cordials, foam cups and sugar. The loan will also assist with her children's school fees. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Mary will help improve her family standard of living.
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.