Samalia is 52 years old and is married with seven children. She wants to start a small business growing and selling peanuts in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy shovels, chicken manure, chemicals and a wheelbarrow. In the future, Samalia hopes to expand her peanut farm. She joined SPBD to gain access to financial services.
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.