Maimoana is a 40-year-old woman who is single with 2 children. She runs a business selling food and local goods in her community. She has 2 years of experience with this business. Maimoana has requested a loan to buy sugar, flour, rice, soft drinks, and snacks. She plans to use her profits to save for family needs. She has been a member of SPBD since 2008.
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.