Sofai is a 60-year-old married woman with three children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years.
Sofai has requested a loan to buy chemicals, sprayers, shovels and fertilizers.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Sofai hopes to buy new school uniforms for her children.
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.