Manua is a 26-year-old woman who is married with one child. She has a small business providing taxi services. She has three years in this business. Manua needs a loan to purchase tyres and paint. She will use her profits to improve her family living conditions. Manua joined SPBD in 2010 to gain access to financial services.
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.