Erin is 24 years old and married with two children. She wants to start a small business making and selling pancakes in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy flour, sugar and everything else she needs for her business.
In the future, Erin hopes to build her own store in front of her house. 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.