She expects her weekly net cash flow to be 360 Tala ($150). SPBD loans are Maria’s only access to capital because she was never able to qualify for a loan from traditional banks. She has working kids who help out with the family needs and back up the business.
About SPBDSouth 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.
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