The South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) Microfinance (Fii) Ltd is the first privately-owned greenfield microfinance institution in Fiji. lt is part of the SPBD network with country operations in Samoa. Tonga. Fiji. Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. SPBD Fiji was launched in December 2010 to provide financial services (unsecured credit. savings. insurance and money transfer) to the bottom 35% of the population who usually do not have access to traditional banking services. It serves women. particularly in the rural areas. to improve their earning capacities. develop leadership qualities and skills in managing
their businesses and household finances so that they can have better quality of life.