Filomena is a 24-year-old woman with no children. She has a small plantation and grows banana trees and taro to earn a living. She has been doing this for two years. Filomena has requested a loan to buy taro plants and chemicals for her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Filomena hopes to expand her business in the future.
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.