MSMEs – The Heart and Soul of the Business World

Over 56 remarkable women successfully completed a Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) preparation workshop, along with pre- and post-training coaching in a graduation ceremony on 30 June, 2023. This transformative

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SPBD Microfinance Vanuatu Reached the Milestone of 1 Billion Vatu Disbursed In Loans

SPBD Microfinance Vanuatu is a member of the SPBD network of microfinance institutions operating in Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. SPBD is dedicated to eradicating poverty by empowering women in poor

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Opinion: Benchmarking microfinance

In the last few years we have seen a notably bleaker narrative around our efforts to end global poverty. Severe impacts of climate change, lingering effects of an unprecedented pandemic, and a looming food insecurity

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SPBD Relocates in the Sigatoka Salad Bowl

South Pacific Business Development’s newly relocated branch in Sigatoka is now open to its members. The office services SPBD members from throughout Nadroga-Navosa and Serua. “As our SPBD membership grows, this new

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Bula Vinaka Ovalau

A Message from SPBD Fiji General Manager, Elrico Munoz In 2015, when SPBD Fiji was barely five years old, we visited Levuka and went around the island with one of the SPBD members – Mrs. Taraivina – who has her

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MEET THE MENTOR NEELAM MAHARAJ: BUSINESSWOMAN AND MENTOR

Businesswoman Neelam Maharaj is a mentor with South Pacific Business Developments’ Fiji Bloom program. With her sister Neelma, she has built up three businesses from scratch learning many valuable business lessons

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SPBD Releases TC Yasa Loans

South Pacific Business Development Fiji has launched its TC Yasa Rehabilitation Loan Programme, with 361 loans totalling $1.22 million processed in the first release. The loans were handed over in Labasa and Savusavu in

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SPBD Responds to TC Yasa

Cyclone Yasa bought a wet and windy full stop to a very difficult year for Fiji’s people. South Pacific Business Development Fiji General Manager, Elrico Munoz, says their Vanua Levu, Rabi and Taveuni clients were

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Women Micro-entrepreneurs Graduate from First South Pacific Business Development’s (SPBD) Business Accelerator Program

The first and only Business Accelerator Program for micro-entrepreneurs in Fiji has successfully graduated nine businesswomen in a simple ceremony on 6th November 2020. This intensive six-month program, which combines

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SPBD Fiji Bloom Accelerator Program

The goal of the Fiji Bloom Business Accelerator program is to develop a culturally tailored and gender-focused accelerator to provide ambitious entrepreneurs in Fiji’s rural villages with the support needed to take

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