Matauaina is a 30-year-old married woman with 4 children. She grows vegetables on her plantation to earn a living. Matauaina has applied for a loan to buy vegetable seeds, plant spray, and fertilizer. She has been a member of SPBD for 4 years. Matauaina hopes to expand her plantation with the profit from the vegetable sales.
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.