"Matafale is a 38-year-old married woman, with three children.
She would like to start growing taro plants and banana trees to earn a living. Matafale has requested a loan to buy crops, a plant sprayer, chemicals, a wheelbarrow, a rake, a bush knife, and barbed wire for her business.
She has been a member of SPBD for two years. Matafale will spend her profits to pay her children's school fees.
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.