Vineta is 52 years old and married with nine children. She runs a small canteen business in her community and has been doing this for two years.
Vineta has requested a loan to buy bread, butter, coffee, sugar, and foam cups. She joined SPBD to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Vineta will pay for her children's education.
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.