Pisi is 50 years old and married with seven children. She runs a small business selling chips in her community and has been doing this for two years. Pisi has requested a loan to buy oil, plastic bags, taro and banana. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Pisi will improve her home and expand the business.
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.