Sifaga is a 54 year old married woman who has 6 children. She has a small plantation and grows bananas, yams, taro and breadfruit to earn a living. She has been doing this for 5 years.
Sifaga has requested a loan to buy more weed killers, chemical sprayers, crops and a new chainsaw. She has been a member of SPBD since 2008. With her profits, Sifaga hopes to buy a pick-up truck for the betterment of her business.
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.