Ato is a 33-year-old married woman with 3 children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro, ta'amu (a root vegetable), and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years. Ato has requested a loan to pay for nails, timber, and iron roofing.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Ato hopes to improve the living condition of her family.
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.