Lina is a 33 year old woman with one child. She wants to start an ice pop business, selling them to the members of their community. That is the reason why she has just joined the SPBD program in order to gain access to financial assistance. With this loan, Lina will purchase plastic cups, a new freezer, cordial, sugar for her business. She hopes that she will be able to save some of the profits she will earn from her sales so that she will be able to uplift the standard of living of her family.
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.