Silipi is a 25-year-old married woman with two children. She has a small plantation and grows round cabbages, beans, carrots, green peppers, and eggplant to earn a living. She has been doing this for one year. Silipi has requested a loan to buy fertilizers, hose, wheel barrow, weed chemicals, spades, and insect chemicals. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. With her profits, Silipi hopes to improve her business, her kids' educations, and her family affairs.
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.