Akenese is an 18-year-old, married woman with no children.
She has a small plantation and grows taro and bananas to earn a living. She has been doing this for one year. Akenese has requested a loan to buy baby crops, barbed wire, a knife and boots.
Akenese became a member of SPBD in 2012. With her profits, Akenese hopes to extend her business in the near future.
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.