Lagafuaina is 38 years old, married, and has six children. She runs a small business selling fish in her community, as she has been doing for many years. Lagafuaina has requested a loan to buy fishing gear as needed. She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Lagafuaina will improve her business and make sure she can receive more income from it.
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.