Pelemoni is 35 years old and married with four children. For three years she has run a small business selling fish in her community. Pelemoni has requested a loan to buy lures, fishing nets, goggles, a spear and a canoe. She joined SPBD in 2013 to gain access to capital. Pelemoni will use her earnings to help pay for 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.