Solema is 22 years old and a single mother, with one child.
She has a small business, selling fish in her community. She has three years with this business.
Solema needs a loan to buy a fishing net, spears, and fishing gear. She will use her profits to support her family as well as extending her business.
She joined SPBD in 2013 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.