Olega is a 37-year-old married woman with six children. She would like to start growing cabbages, green beans and cucumbers to earn a living.
Olega has requested a loan to buy bush knives, fertilizers, weed killer and vegetable seeds. She has been a member of SPBD for one year. Olega will spend her profits to help support her children's education and on improvements for her family.
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.