Kalala is a 31-year-old married woman with four children. She has a small plantation where she grows kava to earn a living. She has been doing this for three years.
Kalala has requested a loan to buy chemicals, machetes, a wheelbarrow and shovels. She has been a member of SPBD since 2010. With her profits, Kalala hopes to pay her children's school fees.
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.