Laine is a 37-year-old married woman with five children. She would like to start growing taro plants and bananas to earn a living.
Laine has requested a loan to buy chemicals and fertilizer. She has been a member of SPBD for one year. Laine will use 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.