Lisa is a 42-year-old married woman with 5 children. She runs a small food stall in her community and has been doing this for 3 years. Lisa has requested a loan to buy bowl noodles, coffee, sugar, foam cups, box of noodles and a chest freezer. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Lisa will help 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.