Microfinance. Macro impact.

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Microfinance. Macro impact.

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Microfinance. Macro impact.

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Empowering women entrepreneurs for over 20 years

Over 110,000 women micro-entrepreneurs from Samoa to the Solomon Islands have embraced the opportunity to start, grow and maintain sustainable, income generating micro-enterprises through South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) financial products, business skills training, and financial education.

Our Impact

US $272M

Value of loans disbursed

since inception


Number of loans made

to hardworking women


Savings accounts provide a safe place for hard-earned income


Loans outstanding

across the South Pacific

“SPBD encouraged, supported, and trained me to strive for my goals. My dreams came true because of SPBD.”

Pelenaise, Canteen Owner, Tonga

Our Mission

We have one mission—to improve the quality of life of underprivileged families by providing them meaningful economic opportunity to help lift them permanently out of poverty.

SPBD is especially focused on empowering women to start, grow and maintain microbusinesses through the provision of access to financial and business development services as well as the opportunity to build assets, improve financial security and finance housing improvements and education.

Latest News

Three-day workshop for women entrepreneurs

In a stride towards their shared goal of uplifting woman entrepreneurs, South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) and the Ministry of Trade, Cooperatives, MSMEs and Communications organised a business training workshop in Taveuni. The Improve Your Business training workshop was attended by 16 women members of SPBD. The women attained Certificates of Completion after three days […]

SPBD businesswomen lauded at annual awards

The Vodafone Arena in Suva last week was full-packed with radiant businesswomen celebrating their efforts at the 12th annual South Pacific Business Development awards. SPBD Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Greg Casagrande, commended the women for their extraordinary determination and courage, stating: “Those qualities have helped each of you to endure and to pull through to […]

SPBD Solomon Islands celebrates the launch of its “White Goods Financing” product

South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) Microfinance Solomon Islands Ltd is proud to announce the official launch of its newest loan product, “White Goods Financing,” in collaboration with Discount Electricals and Home Leisure (DEHL), one of the largest white goods distributors in the Solomon Islands. The “White Goods Financing” product will allow SPBD clients to access […]

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