Maria is a 28-year-old married woman with six children. She has a small business, a mechanical shop. She is requesting this loan to buy spare tires, fluid oil , filter oil and vehicle registration fee. Maria Nive 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.