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 May 2012

SPBD's CFO - James Vanreusel - wrote an article in the bi-monthly CFA Magazine looking at microfinance and how social and financial goals should go hand-in-hand. This is a topic that is widely being used in the Impact Investing community, but which still hasn't reached mainstream thinking. Here is the link to the article: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c4ecda78#/c4ecda78/69
05/24/2012 - 09:42
Amy Lofgren and Elrico Munoz, the General Managers at SPBD Tonga and SPBD Fiji respectively, attended the Advanced Leadership Program hosted by Women's World Banking in Philadelphia in April. The feedback was terrific and they are looking forward to meeting their mentors in London later on this year. It was another great experience and SPBD hopes to be able to send more people to the training...
05/07/2012 - 12:47

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