Ana is 19 years old and married with no children. She runs a small business selling banana chips in her community and has been doing this for 3 years.
Ana has requested a loan to buy an oven, large basin, dripping oil, sack of raw bananas, and plastic bags. She joined SPBD in 2012 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Ana hopes to extend her business to other nearby villages.
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.