Susana is 58 years old and married with seven children. She runs a small business making and selling meat buns in her community and has been doing this for many years. Susana has requested a loan to buy boxes of chicken, soy sauce, flour, garlic, onions, and a large pot. She joined SPBD in 2007 to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Susana will improve/extend her business.
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.