Aipaa is 54 years old and married with 4 children. She has a small plantation where she grows a variety of crops, such as taro, for sale. She has 1 year of experience in this business. She is asking for this loan of WST 1,000 to purchase harvesting equipment to make it easier to harvest her crops. Such equipment is often very expensive in Samoa due to high import costs. This is her 1st loan with SPBD.
South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.