Agnes is a 77-year-old woman with 1 child. She has a small plantation and grows bananas, taro and yams to earn a living. She has been doing this for 3 years. Agnes has requested a loan to purchase new chemicals and other equipment. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, she hopes to help her child's education and extend her home.
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.