Ana is 24 years old and single with no children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro, bananas, etc., that she can sell in her community or at the market. She has been doing this for many years.
Ana needs a loan to buy new equipment to improve her business. She has been a member of SPBD since 2008. Ana will use the profits from her sales to help provide her family's daily needs.
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.