Kereta is a 56-year-old married woman with children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro crops to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than five years. Kereta has requested a loan to buy new farm supplies and more taro crops.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Kereta hopes to improve her business and save for her house renovation.
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.