Marina is 40 years old and married with 7 children. She wants to start a small business selling fish in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy some fishing equipment such as, goggles, fishing nets, spears, and flippers. In the future, Marina hopes to save some money for her children's college education. She joined SPBD in 2012 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.