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 February 2014

This is the third post in a series of blog posts written by Alex Li, a summer intern with SPBD’s Tonga office. Alex has joined SPBD Tonga to help conduct market research and product development work. ***************** Mālō e lelei (hello in Tongan), Despite all the talk about the locals running on ‘Tongan time’, time seems to fly by here at SPBD Tonga. Before I knew it, another week has gone by...
02/11/2014 - 16:58
Mālō e lelei (hello in Tongan), I have just finished a jam-packed first week with SPBD Tonga and I am writing this blog update to give everyone a recap of my experience so far. As mentioned in my previous post, I have been accompanying one of SPBD’s Field Teams on their daily visits to SPBD’s borrower centers. At each center, I have been administering a short survey to gauge potential demand for...
02/06/2014 - 11:47

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