Matalena is a 29-year-old, single woman with no children.
She would like to start growing taro and bananas to earn a living. Matalena has requested a loan to buy fertilizers, knives, crops and chemicals for her farming business.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2008. Matalena will invest her profits into expanding her business.
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.