Alei is a married woman with three kids. Her husband fishes everyday and she helps sell the fish at the market twice a week. Alei sells about 3-4 coolers of fish and earns $300-$400 a day. Money they earn from the sale of fish is used to buy more equipment for their business and to help with the payment of their children's school fees.
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.