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 August 2013

Hello everybody from the Solomon Islands . This will be my last blog post as this adventure is coming to an end. I've been very lucky to discover a country that I knew nothing about. A country with strong traditions and a proud culture. During the past two months I have discovered four provinces, traveled by boat, plane and 4x4-vehicles, visited over 40 villages, surveyed hundreds of women...
08/26/2013 - 10:39
Hello everybody from the Solomon Islands. I am writing to you from the Western Province. Instead of telling you about the beauty of this place I thought that I let you have a glimpse of it. What do you think? The Western Province is known for its tourism and fishing. Its people are friendly and welcome you to their homes with a smile on their faces! There is a lively market with lots of...
08/19/2013 - 15:06
Hello everybody from the amazing Solomon Islands. The people here have strong traditions and culture. Today I would like to show you the people that live in the Langa Langa Lagoon. These people make traditional money from shells, and spend a great deal of time shaping the shells in order to make beautiful necklaces and bracelets, a hard, detailed artisan work. Some of our customers take out a...
08/13/2013 - 09:44
Hello everybody, I’m writing again from the Solomon Islands. Today, I would like to share some pictures of the interesting toys that I have found over here. As you can see below, there’s no need to go to the store and spend huge amounts of money; in fact, a little imagination can take you a long way! The first toy speaks for itself. The second toy is made from the Sego palm. The leaves from...
08/06/2013 - 16:27

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