Rosa is 37 years old, married and has five children. She has a small plantation and grows taros to earn a living. She has been doing this for more than three years. Rosa has requested a loan to purchase barbed wire, picks, a water hose, a rake and wheelbarrow to help her improve her plantation.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2009. With her profits, Rosa hopes to keep improving her plantation to provide better income to help her family's financial situation.
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.