Ana is 48 years old and married with six children. She has a small garden where she grows taro, bananas and yams that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for 10 years.
Ana needs a loan to expand her plantation by buying chemicals, taro crops, knives, fertilizer etc.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. Ana will use the profits from her sales to renovate her house and help with her 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.