Doreen is a 24 year old, married woman with four children. She would like to start growing crops like taro, yams, and bananas to earn a living. Doreen has requested a loan to help her purchase tools and equipment to start her plantation.
She has been a member of SPBD for one year. Doreen will spend her profits to increase and improve her plantation in the future.
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.