Rosana is 20 years old and married, with one child. She runs a small business selling fish in her community and she has been doing this for many years.
Rosana has requested a loan to buy a canoe, spear, goggles, and fishing nets. She joined South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) in 2012 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Rosana will use her next loan to improve her plantation business, just to back up her current 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.