Malia is 36 years old and married with 4 children. She runs a small fishing business to earn a living in her community and has been doing this for 6 years.
Malia has requested a loan to buy a new boat motor, flippers, a spear, fishing rods and goggles. She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Malia will help out with her family's weekly expenses.
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.