Amia is a 55-year-old married woman with six children. For the past two years, she has been operating a small plantation where she grows taro, taamu, yams, and bananas to earn a living. Amia has been a member of SPBD since 2012.
Amia is requesting a loan to buy fertilizer, bush knives, weed killer and spray, baby taros, a crow bar, and a chain saw. With her profits, she hopes to improve her business and help her family's living situation and provide for her kids' educations.
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.