Victoria is 42 years old and married with five children. She runs a small business selling BBQ in her community and has been doing this for many years. Victoria has requested a loan to purchases ingredients for her BBQ. She joined SPBD in 2009 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Victoria will help with her children's education and provide her family's everyday needs.
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.