Imeleta is 43 years old and has a partner of six months with eight children. She runs a small business selling fish in her community and has been doing this for four years.
Imeleta has requested a loan to buy fishing nets, hooks, rods, and fishing line. She joined SPBD to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Imeleta will help with her family's weekly expenses.
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.