Mesepi is a 54-year-old woman who is married with eight children. She has a small business selling fish. She has been working in this business for three years. Mesepi needs a loan to buy fishing nets, canoes, spears, goggles,and knives etc. She will use her profits to support her family and her children's education as well. Mesepi joined SPBD in 2011 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.