Sua is a 48-year-old, married woman with three children.
She has a small plantation on which she grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years. Sua has requested a loan to buy chemicals, a plant sprayer, taro crops, gloves, etc. for her farming business.
Sua has been a member of SPBD since 2009. With her profits, Sua hopes to make improvements to her house.
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.