Selesitina is 49 years old and a partner woman with four children. She runs a small business selling fish in her community and has been doing this for many years. Selesitina has requested a loan to buy fishing gear, goggles, a fishing rod, fishing net and snorkel equipment. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Selesitina will continue supporting her children's education and helping with 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.