Anna is a 44-year-old married woman with five children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years. Anna has requested a loan to purchase fertilizer, a rake, bush knives and a wheelbarrow.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2008. With her profits, Anna hopes to improve her home and help with her kids' education.
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.