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 June 2011

Blog from the field - Celine our Sustainable Energy Program Manager is in Tonga assessing energy poverty and renewable energy options. Second week in Tonga The second week of my investigation trip brought me to the islands group of Vava’u, located at the central part of the Kingdom, only 1 hour by plane (or about 24 hours by boat) from the capital city. Vava’u is a group of more than 50...
06/24/2011 - 10:31
Blog from the field - Celine our Sustainable Energy Program Manager is in Tonga assessing energy poverty and renewable energy options. First week in Tonga Monday 30th of May – After 3 hours of flight delay in Sydney, I finally managed to arrive in Tongatapu, main island of the Kingdom of Tonga. It is 3 o’clock in the morning and I am welcome by the wet and warm air. I never thought I would...
06/24/2011 - 10:17
The inaugural SPBD, Body Shop Aust...
06/23/2011 - 08:54
A micro finance operation which has been operating successfully in Samoa for several years is considering setting up in Solomon Islands. Gregory Casagrande is the driving force behind South Pacific Business Development Micro Finance. Presenter: Sean Dorney Speaker: Gregory Casagrande, South Pacific Business Development Micro Finance Read the full article here
06/23/2011 - 08:50

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