Maasoama is a 22-year-old married woman and has no children. She has a small plantation and grows taro, bananas and other crops to earn a living. She has been doing this for one year. Maasoama has requested a loan to buy new equipment. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. With her profits, Maasoama hopes to earn more and then expand her business to improve the future 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.