Evelina is a 66-year-old married woman with 2 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and yams to earn a living; she has been doing this for 5 years. Evelina has requested a loan to buy items such as manure, a back sprayer, shovels, barbed wire and tarpaulin. She has been a member of SPBD since 2008. With her profits, Evelina hopes to remodel 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.