Taimoe is a 42-year-old married woman with 8 children. She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for 4 years. Taimoe has requested a loan to buy chemicals, shovels, sprayers, crops, fertilizers, and a wheelbarrow. She has been a member of SPBD since 2008. With her profits, Taimoe hopes to get her children into better schools.
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.