Mataiumu is a 44-year-old married woman with seven children.
She has a small plantation and grows banana, taro and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for four years. Mataiumu has requested a loan to buy timber, chemicals, barbed wire and a rake.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2008. With her profits, Mataiumu hopes to save her profits for future use, especially for 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.