Soloa Fisi, from Patangata was named Business Woman of the Year at the 8th SPBD Annual Business Woman of the Year Awards, in Nuku‘alofa today, 9 November. Guest of Honour, Lord Fakafanua, with SPBD founder and President Greg Casagrande, presented the awards to three finalists who had started businesses cooking for a school canteen, growing foodcrops, and handicrafts making. By Eleanor Gee.
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Results for micro-finance
Friday 9 November 2018
Wednesday 13 December 2017
Over US$100M in micro loans has been handed out to tens of thousands of low-Income women across the Pacific Islands, including Tonga, by the South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) since its launch in 2000. Last Friday, 8 December, it gave out its US$100 millionth loan to entrepreneur Vilisi Tabua, a fish dealer at the Suva Public Market in Fiji.
Friday 16 September 2016
Sewing entrepreneur, mother and grandmother Seini Mafile’o (73) won the SPBD Business Woman of the Year Award 2016 today, Friday 16 September, for improving her family sewing business, using the South Pacific Business Development microfinance program.
Tuesday 9 September 2014
Three mothers won the Business Women of the Year Awards 2014 on September 8 for establishing small businesses using the South Pacific Business Development Microfinance program. Photos by Linny Folau.