Lina is 31 years old and married with 2 children. She runs a small business selling pork cake in her community and has been doing this for 2 years. Lina has requested a loan to buy flour, chicken, soy sauce, onions, oil, and a large cooking pot.
She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Lina will use her profits to improve her business and help her children’s education.
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.