Petronella is a 33-year-old married woman with one child. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years.
Petronella has requested a loan to buy chemicals, crops and shovels. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. With her profits, Petronella hopes to renew her family's home.
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.