Anita is 35 years old and is married with three children. She wants to start a small business making and selling general supplies in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy more supplies such as boxes of tinned fish, corned beef, snacks, soft drinks, salt, onions, etc.
In the future, Anita hopes to improve her business and to provide a better future for her children. She joined SPBD in 2011 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.