Betty is a 47-year-old young lady with two children. She owns and operates a business venture, selling already-made design dresses such as lavalava and t.shirt. She has two years of experience in this line of business. Betty needs a loan to buy a new sewing machine, needles, threads, fabric material, and paint brushes. She hopes to use her profits to support her family. She joined SPBD in 2013.
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.