Posia is a 32-year-old married woman with five children. She has a small plantation where she grows taro and banana to earn a living. She has been doing this for many years.
Posia has requested a loan to help pay for her childrens' education (school fees) and purchase barred wire, bush knives, wheelbarrow and fertilizer.
She has been a member of SPBD since 2011. With her profits, Posia hopes to expand her business and earn more.
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.