SPBD is a network of microfinance organizations working in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and the Solomon Islands dedicated to eradicating poverty by empowering women in poor rural villages with the opportunity to start, grow and maintain sustainable, income generating micro-enterprises.

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We've empowered over 60,000 women micro-entrepreneurs through micro-loans totaling US$61 million dollars in the islands of the South Pacific... and we've only just started.

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Blog posts in April 2011

Greg Casagrande was awarded a 2010 Global Social Innovators Award from Penny Low, a member of Singapore’s Parliament for his work with MicroDreams and SPBD. A big thank you to the GSIF and congratulations Greg! Learn more about Singapore's Global Social Innovators Forum
04/18/2011 - 12:02
MicroDreams newest field partner, SPBD Fiji, is off to a great start! Already hundreds of low income Fijian women have received financial assistance from SPBD Fiji to start small businesses and increase their families’ income. According to the article from Fijivillage, “the Chief of Lami Center One, Reijeli Bale said their lives have changed compared to last year.”
04/18/2011 - 11:59
In December 2010, SPBD Microfinance celebrated its grand opening in Suva, Fiji, marking now three island nations served by the organization including neighboring Samoa and Tonga. MicroDreams has provided an initial $211,740 in financing to SPBD Fiji to expand microfinance loans to women on the island of Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island. So far, SPBD Fiji has issued loans to over 400 low income...
04/18/2011 - 11:54
As business school students, it is rare that we have the opportunity to see the intersection of theory and practice. However, in January 2011 our group of four Columbia Business School (CBS) students had just that chance, thanks to Columbia’s Pangea program and SPBD. The Pangea program, an organization sponsored by Columbia’s Social Enterprise program, allows CBS students to gain an inside...
04/08/2011 - 15:10

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