Oka is a 44-year-old married woman with 3 children. She runs a small business fishing and selling fish in her community. She has been doing this for 2 years.
Oka has requested a loan to buy fishing line, fish hooks, spears and goggles. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Oka will support her family and her children's education.
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.