Mary is 27 years old and married with 1 child. She has a pig farm that she cares for and sells in her village. She has been doing this for 3 years. Mary needs a loan to buy for new barbed wire to replace the old.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. Mary will use the profits from her sales to support her family.
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.