Fahina is a 41-year-old single woman with three children. She runs a canteen in her village school to earn a living. She has four years of experience with this business.
Fahina needs a loan to buy a chest freezer, a bag of flour, bags of rice, a bag of sugar, soft drinks and a large cooler. She plans to use her profits to renew her house. Fahina has been a member of SPBD since 2010.
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.