Marie is 32 years old and married with 2 children. She runs a small business selling pancakes in her community, and she has been doing this for 2 years. Marie has requested a loan to buy cooking oil, a large cooking pot, flour, sugar, and a new oven. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Marie will provide for her family's daily needs.
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.