Ausiva is 35 years old and single with no children. She runs a small business selling fish in her community and has been doing this for many years. Ausiva has requested a loan to buy a canoe, fishing net, fishing gear, and spear. She joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Ausiva will improve her business.
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.