Samaauga is a 45-year-old married woman with 3 children. She has a small plantation and grows cabbages, green beans and round cabbages to earn a living. She has been doing this for 1 year. Samaauga has requested a loan to buy weed killer, snail chemicals, fertilizers, a hose, a wheelbarrow and rakes. She has been a member of SPBD since 2012. With her profits, Samaauga hopes to improve her business, family matters and her children's education.
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.