Omeka is a 39-year-old married woman with six children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years. Omeka has requested a loan to buy farming tools such as a wheelbarrow, a knife and others. She has been a member of SBPD since 2011.
With her profits, Omeka hopes to save her money for the children's school fees.
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.